Writing States 6.11.17
Oh, oh, it’s been much longer than I thought since my last Writing States post. I guess I’ve been focused on trying to write and make progress that I’ve let these updates fall to the wayside. Oops. At the moment I’m trying a new system for writing posts so I will be more diligent about these story updates.
Title: A Crack in the Mirror
Word Count: 15,549
Previous Word Count: 14,321
Progress: Chapter 4
When I last wrote, I had just finished writing chapter 3 and had planned out chapter 4. Now I’m about a third of the way through chapter 4. I’m really starting to delve into more technical elements (such as minute differences between races and limitations on magic), and I’m going back and forth on a desire to do more research and fleshing out my notes and a desire to just get it written and worry about that during revisions. To be honest, though, I’m probably going to be lazy about research and just write it and ignore that tickle in my mind to research.
My latest push in writing this is the Page-a-Week Writers Club hosted by Timothy Pike over on ChapterBuzz. The goal is exactly what it sounds like: write a page a week. That’s about 35-40 words a day. I added about 800 words this week, so not too bad a start I’d say.
I did hit a snag in drafting, but I think stepping away for a day or two will remedy that easily enough. I always find scene transitions are where I get hung up.
The other projects I have mentioned in previous Writing States posts haven’t seen any progress, I’ve been trying to commit myself to A Crack in the Mirror and thus haven’t worked on the other projects. I’ve still been getting ideas for these stories/new stories. I just write these ideas in my writing notebook to save for later/mull over until I am ready to write something more than notes.
This is my weekly update every Sunday about the progress of my writing projects, i.e. my novels, short stories, flash fictions, etc.. I find I tend to start a lot of projects at once and then some of the stories I’m stuck on will get buried under the bed for a few months until I can dig them out and dust them off.
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