Hello! It’s check-in time. I wasn’t going to because I’ve been in a right awful mood lately, but I can’t let that keep me from doing stuff forever so here I am. ^_^
Last Word Count + Chapter Count:
Chapter 17, around 53k.
Current WC + CC:
Absolutely nothing has changed. But I did finish my outline. And I did outline a few chapters of my other idea, so the week wasn’t a complete bust.
WIP Issues this week:
Well…I’ve been having a rather strong urge to go back and tweak some things, so that’s what I’m going to do. And honestly, I always feel like this, I just never actually do it. One of my characters wasn’t acting right at the beginning. He was afraid that if he was honest with me, I’d hate him. The truth always comes out, so I didn’t push it, but it had to tell him, I approved of his actions from the get-go so buck up! Anywho, things are fine now, but now he’s inconsistent and his character arc isn’t escalating right, so I need to fix this now so it doesn’t ruin the last third of my story. According to my outline, it is.
What I learned this week in writing:
ALWAYS listen to my gut. If I feel like I need to fix issues now, then I need to fix them now. I have a tendency to back out major rewrites once I finish, and if I have to change things anyway, I might as well do it now (when I’m most open to it). I’m not going to be finished-finished any sooner. Also, it doesn’t actually mess up your story if you get a second opinion on your first draft before you’re finished. I have never let anyone read more than a page of first draft material before, but I couldn’t work on it anyway and she offered so why not. After a few days of this I’m feeling a lot better about things. I mean, her feedback isn’t all “this is so great” or whatever, but I beyond appreciate having some help figuring out what’s bothering me about this so I can get back to work and finish. I’m so often going at it alone, and sometimes, it just really wears me out.
What distracted me this week while writing:
Just being in a bad mood. People think I’m joking sometimes when I say I’m mental, but a-joking I am not. That’s why I haven’t posted anything lately. Not in a good enough mood to post the cheery stuff. Anything else would be a rant of some kind. I do love a good rant, but there are certain kinds of rants that just need to stay in my head. Honestly, this marathon is the only reason I’m making an effort at all. Some part of me really wants to be productive right now. ^_^
Last 200 words:
My last 200 words are a mess. Though, technically, my last 200 words were part of an outline. Mess either way.
Hopefully this next week will be better. On a slightly random front (I’m trying to get better about warning people), immune system wise, I am doing much better. I’ve graduated to sinus infection. Yay. Lol! I know that means I’m in the clear though, so I’ll take that over being sick.