Last week! Until next time. ^_^
Last Word Count + Chapter Count:
37977 words, Chapter 11
Current WC + CC:
55058 words, Chapter 18
WIP Issues this week:
I had a rather difficult time with Chapter 15. I worked on it for about 4 hours. It was pretty painful. One of those moments that makes you think you really suck at this writing thing as it was spiraling into a mess. I finally just backtracked to the part where I thought I things started going wrong and rewrote it. Well, I rewrote it a couple of times. It’s the part of the story where one of my MCs is starting to have a meltdown because she realizes what all her new job actually entails. She’s really kind of pissy in this chapter. It’s the only chapter she’s acting like this before she pulls herself together, but it was really frustrating trying to get everything right, the emotions, the dialogue, the reactions to things. It was kind of draining, so that wasn’t exactly a good day for me.
What I learned this week in writing:
I really, really love this story and want people to read it. I’m a proud bear right now. ^^
This is the good thing about novels…if one chapter kicks your butt, another one can lift you up again. It’s the same with character. A character that seems shallow or whatever in one chapter, can blow your mind in the next. Novels and Characters have layers, you know. Like onions…(^^ All Hail Shrek…king of the swamp.)
What distracted me this week while writing:
Not too much. I caught up on a couple of my fall shows: Once Upon A Time & Sleepy Hollow. I had to do something with my DVR because it was getting bloated. I haven’t watched much TV lately and stuff adds up fast.
And speaking of space, the sequel for this story is starting to take up a lot of space in my head. Once I gave the characters the green light, they went to town, and they are coming back with some pretty awesome material. ^_^ I can’t wait to write this for them. It gets better every single day, and some of this new material I’m discovering is going to help me with my ending in Book One. (Layers!)
Plans After WIPMarathon: Well…I don’t know. This is the longest I’ve ever worked on anything, so other than finishing this draft and editing some more, my only plans are to make sure this sequel happens. I promised and they demand it of me. ^_^ Before I decided to just make a decision later, I had been struggling with what to do with this story when I’m done…if I should try querying again or try independent publishers or self publish or just give it away. I don’t know, but’s only February. I gave myself a May deadline.
Last 200 words:
All righty…This is from towards the end of Chapter 17…Chapter 18 is currently a mess and also in a different POV from the rest of the excerpts. I’m getting so close to the big showdown at the end. I’m super excited! ^_^
She combs bits of rain through her flaming hair with her fingers. “You’re right. She’s just one girl. A big dragon is far too much.” She places her hands on his shoulders and slides them slowly down his arms. “Look at you. You’re perfect.”
He frowns. “What do you mean?”
She squeezes her hands around his forearms. “Have you talked to her?”
“Did she run from you?”
He doesn’t like where this is going. “No.”
She smiles. “Of course she didn’t. You’re gorgeous. Why would anyone run from you?”
He takes her hands and forces them back down to her sides. “What are you asking me to do?”
She looks up at him innocently. “I want you to talk to her.”
He clears his throat. “And then what?”
“Tell her to leave this world and never, ever come back.”
He watches her face closely. “And if she refuses?” Or rather when she refuses.
A blue fire lights up in her eyes. “Kill her.”
Happy Writing Everyone! I hope we all continue making progress! ^_^