Writing Journey

WIPMarathon Check-In #1

Information about the WIPMarathon can be found here.
Links to other marathoner’s posts can be found here

Last Check-In Word Count + Chapter Count: 0 words, Chapter 1 when I started Aug. 1 & 5833 words, Chapter 3 when I put up my intro post Tuesday.

Current WC + CC: 12,248 words, Chapter 6

WIP Issues this week: No issues with the story (yay!), but my body decided it wanted me to get some sleep. So a couple of days I was too tired to write. 

What I learnt this week in writing: Always make sure my characters are going to talk to me before I start. I write best when my characters and I work closely & harmonically together. 🙂 Also, outlining as I go seems to work really well for me. I’ve been plotting about 2 or 3 chapters at a time.

What distracted me this week while writing: Alas, the internet. And trying to clear out my bloated DVR before it implodes. (Yeah, I don’t watch anything live anymore, I get SO behind.) But I succeeded in clearing it out enough to make room for my fall shows. (Yay!) But I really need to do a better job on monitoring how long I’m on the internet. It’s a big place. A girl can get lost. Lol!

I gotta say I’m having a blast. I’m discovering some VERY interesting things while I’m writing this. I realized a few days ago that I didn’t have an explanation for a major plot point. I went on with it anyway hoping my characters would tell me when the time was right. I got some answers during my last session!! My characters really have my back. ^_^

I can’t believe the progress I’m making. Seeing everyone else’s progress is really motivating. I tend to slack off and drag my feet so bad at the beginning, a start slow, finish strong kind of person. I’m a little over 30% into my goal of 40,000 words for the month. Yay!


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