August 17, 2013 by Ifeoma Dennis
Here’s my second check-in for the August writing marathon! Time’s flying so fast, isn’t it?
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Here my check-in goes…
Last Word Count + Chapter Count: 18 400 and 6 Chapters completed
Current Word Count: 36 100 words and 11 chapters completed. Working on the third scene of my 12th chapter now.
WIP Issues This Week:
This has been my most difficult week of writing so far.
I entered the saggy middle of my WIP and though I’ve outlined everything to the end, some days I still get worried about my writing being meh some scenes being too slow, or being too much of a set-up. But there’s no way to say if the pacing is okay until I finish writing this first draft, revisit it with fresh eyes and send it off to CPs and betas.
What I Learnt This Week In Writing
I did learn a lot from all the WriteOnCon events this week but my greatest lesson came from my mom and these two tweets from Amanda.
I was going through a school-related rough patch this week, and my mom kept drumming into my ears to write now I have a break, instead of letting
not-so-little things disturb me.
And in a way, her words tied in with Amanda’s tweets because your book won’t get written if you don’t get to it, and life won’t always throw you a party to ensure you’re in the best mood to write. Life happens, and your book must be written in spite of life.
I also learnt a writing tip about writing beginnings, and thought I’d share given my long-lasting fight with my beginning scenes. You can read the post here.
What Distracted Me This Week While Writing:
It was mostly school issues that gave me headache this week. Headaches because it involved making decisions and I wasn’t very sure of what to do. But the days are getting brighter now.
And I must say the sprints on Twitter pushed me a lot to write on the days I didn’t feel like it. So thanks everyone!
How did your own week go?
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