However, in May, I actually produced word count on less than ten days. That's bad. No way to sugar-coat that; just downright bad. The rule, "Never a day without lines"? Yeah. I bit it hard on that one.
Not that it was an entire waste. I spent much of the first half of the month doing stuff like this:
That's the (unfinished) map of my fantasy world in which all this rollicking swashbucklery is supposed to take place. I went through, I think, four drafts of this map before I got it somewhat 'right'; I had to move towns around and redraw coastlines and add geographic features and whatnot. This is part of the job that I don't much care for; my approach tends to be to make up details when I need a detail to be made up, and then add it to the canon afterwards. But this approach wasn't entirely working; I had to at least get some kind of detail going from which to work. So I got that done.
So, what now? Continue writing Lighthouse Boy (not the actual title), and then, in mid-July, start working my way through a second draft of Princesses In SPACE! (not the actual title). And who knows? Maybe by the end of the year I'll have an actual title for both these stories!