August 24, 2013 by Ifeoma Dennis
Here we go this week!
Information about the WIPMarathon can be found here.
Last Word count + Chapter Count: 36 100 words and 11 chapters completed
Current Word Count + Chapter Count: 53 802 words and on my 17th chapter.
Well, for an outline of 90K words and 30 chapters, I think it’s safe to say I’m more than half way through this first draft. CAN’T WAIT.
WIP Issues This Week:
I entered the saggy middle, and I’m still digging through the mud of it. Most days when I write, I keep wondering if the sentences are well structured, if my characters can be sympathized/empathized with, if the pacing is slow, if the world building is confusing and all that. And my inner editor would always want to move into action but I’m trying to keep it on a leash because I’m still close to my work at this stage and need to give it some time before I can see it from the perspective of an outsider.
What I Learnt This Week in Writing:
Sometimes, telling is good because it can help you speed up a scene. Not too much of it, of course. And bestsellers do this too 😉
What Distracted Me This Week in Writing:
Little things. Life.
Also want to say thank you to Lauren Spieller for helping me through a rough patch this week. It’s funny how sometimes you can talk to your internet friends about things you wouldn’t tell people around you in real life.
And it was also this week that an awesome, top literary agent told me one of the most set of encouraging words I’ve had so far in my writing journey. It wasn’t on my query or pages, but on a question I asked. Still, the feedback made my heart many shades lighter.
Looking forward to reading how everyone’s week went 🙂
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