Tuesday, December 31, 2013
We'll I've reached the end. The end of what, you ask? The end of 2013 of course!! Oh yeah, and THE END of draft 1B of my third book. Sort of... I guess. Now you're wondering about my hesitation and I refuse to leave you hanging. As I neared the end of this draft I started to feel perplexed out how to wrap it up. I'm not confident I did it right. Which bothers me even if I know this isn't a completed manuscript. And my other issue is the word count. It's only 46,132 which is far lower than I had ever, ever planned on. I'm writing YA so I know it fits, I just can't help being nervous when I'm falling on the lower end of the acceptable range. Despite my fears I really am still glad to have finished! No, not glad to have finished, but proud to have completed this draft finally!!! Here's to finishing up 2013 right and keeping the momentum in 2014!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
42,849!!!! I am getting so much closer!! I have adjusted my goal and become happier with the number 55,000 or there abouts. I'm getting back to where the story is coming a little easier although I probably just ruined that. So I think I've got about 3 or 4 more chapters to go until t h e e n d... Keep on going!!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
The best laid plans can be... Ruined, waylaid, detoured...it all depends on you how you take a change in plans. I was supposed to get away for the weekend, instead it snowed about ten inches! So instead of a 2 day get away, I get 3 snow days with my son. I'll take that trade :) Writing can be like that. You have an outline, may be even a cork board of post it notes mapping out your book. Then your characters start developing and they can really throw a wrench in your plan. What are you going to do?! I say roll with it. See where they take you. If its a dead end, save it in a different folder and take them over a cliff :) Right now I just finished a good chapter. I say good because the chapter didnt require me to pull any teeth. But I dont know what is going to happen in the next chapter. It's just that part of the story. I've heard it described as the part where you just want to stab the book over and over while screaming "Die!" If I can eek out another 15,000 I'll just about be done screaming and pulling teeth...I hope!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Okay, so the computer isn't up right this moment so this is an estimate... 32,000 That's right, I fell short...way short. Of my goal and of the official goal of nnwm. And yet, I'm not as disappointed as I thought I'd be. Obviously I'm making a new goal to get me through December. So my new goal is to finish my WIP by the end of December with somewhere between 50,000-60,000 words. Nnwm did one thing for me, the most important thing. It got me writing! And putting up some serious word counts despite working full time, being a mom with a husband who travels for work and dealing with some "issues" life threw at me. I hope nnwm did something amazing for you!