Week in Writing #WordCount

This is the best I’ve had in a while…

How was your week?

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#WordCount What do you do when you’ve discovered a major plot flaw 2/3 into your current WIP?

My WIP is different than any other story I’ve written.

The main conflict is not good guy vs bad guy. It’s the good guy vs. . . herself.

 

I like the story. I like the characters. And I think the whole thing is worth telling . . . but probably, most definitely, not the way I’m doing it.

When I started writing during NaNoWriMo I was dealing with the internal struggles quite well, but now that I’m close to finishing the whole plot has just gotten . . . blah, and the conflict has basically turned into “what fuckin’ conflict?”.

So what do you do when you’re 2/3 finished with your WIP and suddenly realize it has one big flaw that will mean major rewriting. . .

 

You keep writing.

You write until it’s finished because you can’t edit a story that’s still in your head.

Sigh.

My Week in Writing #WordCount

 

So the parents are in town this week, hence the low count. Their arrival both excited and filled me with dread.

A break in writing – in worrying about word count, in trying to figure out how in the hell to steer these characters toward the end of the book when all they wanted to do is screw around (not literally, lol), dragging out the already too long middle – sounded absolutely wonderful.

 

 

But the stupid little voice in my head – which some days I’d like to stab with a pointy object – said what if this break made the block I thought was gone but really was like, “Haha, maybe I am, maybe I’m not. Let’s play it day by day, shall we?” come back in full force? What if I came back to writing after the parents left and have to struggle just to write 100 words let alone 1,000?

 

 

In the end, I was like…

 

I may regret my cavalier attitude come Tuesday. May regret not employing “novel engagement” and writing twenty minutes each day. But in the mean time, I’m enjoying spending time with my parents…

 

 

… and picturing that stupid little voice bound and gagged.

 

How was your week?

 

My Week in Writing #WordCount

The week was going good until yesterday. . .

I lost control so fast!

 

I fear another I don’t even want to say it is coming . . .

No! Don’t even think it!

 

And I finished Wednesday’s writing thinking maybe next week I’d try for 1,500 words a day.

 

Yeah . . . Not gonna happen.

Sigh. It doesn’t help that I just want to be finished with this first draft already.

Ugh!!!!

How was your week?

Week in Writing #WordCount

 

I’m happy with this week’s count. I lowered my daily quota from 2,000 words to 1,000 words and every day I surpassed my goal.

 

Sometimes you need small wins in order to accomplish great deeds.

 

I think I can safely say (in a whisper, lest the Powers That Be hear and decide they feel like flaunting their authority again) I managed to break through my block. ForEVER turned out to only be seven days. Thank God!

And I think I’ll keep my 1,000 quota for the next few weeks to make sure this block is good and gone. All in all this was definitely a good week.


 

How was your week in writing?

Week in Writing #WordCount

I can’t blame this week’s count on the boss.

 

The words just weren’t coming. Muse and I were fumbling around in the dark still unable to see what’s ahead.

 

 FYI, that’s Muse’s expression. I managed to be a bit cooler about it all.

 

 

I do know how the story will end, of course, along with a handful of future scenes, and I could skip ahead and write those, but it feels like cheating somehow…

 

The only way through writer’s block is down the middle. I just happen to be chipping away at mine with a butter knife. It’s going to take forEVER.