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    #WIPMarathon Report #7 (August)

    Is it just me or is August one of the longest months of the year? Last report wordcount + chapter count: I had finished my edits and revisions for “Discord” and started doing some planning and note taking for “Whisper.” Current report WC + CC: Finished my Baby Outline for “Whisper” (though the ending is a hideous mess right now) and got some words down: 6801 words, Chapter 3 ^_^ Also, doubling up for the first time ever! 10 chapters through the outline and 11,013 words, Chapter 7 for Phantom Silence (yep, the one I said wasn’t ready at the end of last month was literally ready a week later!) Also,…

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    #WIPMarathon Report #6 (July)

    Oh my gosh, check-in time came around so fast this time! Last report wordcount + chapter count: 7 chapters into the second round of editing. Also, jotting down notes for a companion story to “Discord.” ^_^ Current report WC + CC: Editing & Revisions are done!! Also, I’m continuing to compile notes for said sequel(s) as they come up, but for now my focus is on planning my next project, a supernatural YA horror with the working title “Whisper.” And by planning I mean rewriting several pages of character notes. I picked new names for most people because that was one of the problems I had when I tried to write this back…

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    WIPMarathon Report #5 (June)

    Woot, woot! Last report wordcount + chapter count: 65961 words, Chapter 23 “The Fury” ^_^ Current report WC + CC: “The Fury” now known by it’s new title “Discord” = First Draft Done! and Editing = Currently about 7 chapters into round two. Also jotting down notes for a companion story to “Discord.” ^_^ WIP Issues This Month: No issues. Editing is like ice water in July, y’all. It’s the bestest. ^_^ What I learned this month in writing: 1* It’s okay to change things up once in a while! Usually I edit from beginning to end, incorporating the bigger changes as I go. This time, I did the biggest changes when I…

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    WIPMarathon Report #4 (May)

    It’s that time again! ^_^ Last report wordcount + chapter count: 9463 words, Chapter 4 on “The Fury” plus a baby outline of 18 chapters. Also, half a chapter of a sci-fi story that was pretty crappy. Current report WC + CC: 65961 words, Chapter 23 (56498 words written this month) “The Fury” and according to my FINISHED outline, 9 chapters from the end!! Woot! ^_^ WIP Issues This Month: No issues except mild confidence issues here and there. Just had to force myself to sit down and write, especially at the beginning of the month. I was right though, once I got past chapter 4, things really started moving well…

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    WIPMarathon Report #3

    Check-In Time!! ^_^ So this has been a fun month writing-wise. Lol! Lots of ups and downs. And I hate rollercoasters…except Batman. That is the only acceptable rollercoaster — all looping, no dramatic death drops. Last report wordcount + chapter count: Words! 8190 words, Chapter 3 on “The Fury” Also, outlining a sci-fi and a dark fantasy. Current report WC + CC: More words! Okay…not that much more. 9463 words, Chapter 4 on “The Fury” (LOOK! Same story as last week. Lol!) Plus I outlined 18 chapters (my version of an outline anyway.) I also wrote half a chapter down for my sci-fi. It sucked so I decided that it was a sign…