December 14, 2013 by Ifeoma Dennis
Last Word Count + Chapter Count:
Current WC + CC (or SC):
6434 words. I know, it seems like I didn’t do anything. But I did, I promise. I’ll explain.
WIP Issues this week:
Sooo many. My plot to start with. The threads were not tied up properly…and my fingers were so reluctant to type forward. So I brainstormed for most of the week, and luckily, the muse struck!
What I learnt this week in writing:
Brainstorming helps. Although it might take time. Also, you have to trust your gut with your writing. If you feel something is missing with your plot, something definitely is. You might need to take a step back and think it through.
What distracted me this week while writing:
Preparing for an appointment in Barbados next week, so most of this week was spent either studying or trying to make sure I have everything I need.
Last 200 words:
I’m still in chapter three, so haven’t really moved so forward from the last scene I wrote last week (if my word count difference is any indication) but I did write at least 1500 more words this week. I deleted a scene and replaced it with one I prefer.
Here’s an excerpt from the words I wrote this week but not the last 200. It’s a few paragraphs close to it though.
She lifted her head to soak in the familiar mist of it, but her baldness met nothing.
Again, she tried.
It wasn’t there.
She stilled her palpitating heart. It would come. It must be where she’d hidden it.
That was the problem with magic. Every spell came with its own complications, sometimes with its own life.
How did everyone do this week? (Better than me, I hope) 😉
Can’t wait to read all about it!