Last Check-In Word Count + Chapter Count: 30,715 words, Chapter 17
Current WC + CC: 51,493, middle of Chapter 32 (20,778 words for the week)
(My chapters are all screwed up right now so I have no idea what chapter it really is.)
^_^ I met my WIPMarathon goal of 40k on Tuesday!
I’m off work next week so I had a secret goal of hitting 40k by the 24th (today) so I could go into vacation week halfway done. My goal for the rest of the month is to get as close to the end of this first draft as possible. Then I’m taking a break so all the things I screwed up can come out and dance their way onto my ever growing list of revision notes. If I don’t make 80k with this first draft, I will in the next one.
WIP Issues this week: I was faced with the middle of my story and panicked, almost having a complete meltdown. Considered giving up. Considered going back to the beginning and revising and seeing if I messed up somewhere. I had a side plot to contend with and in my mentally spent state it made no sense at all. Like honestly, I thought I had lost my mind. But I wouldn’t know if I’d made a huge mistake until I actually wrote something, so the solution was to keep moving forward. Shocking, right?
What I learnt this week in writing: To trust myself. The side plot was introduced early on in the story so it’s not like I didn’t know I had to find a way to make it work with the main plot. Thankfully, after some rest, I started to see where it was going. Now that it’s coming together, I feel so much better and think I’m awesome again. Lol!
What distracted me this week while writing: Internet again. Lol! But I did get a grip on myself early into the week. Also, I went to a carnival Friday night so there was no writing, but it was fun and we gotta have some fun. And rest the old brain. 🙂
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