December 21, 2013 by Ifeoma Dennis
Last Word Count + Chapter Count:
6434 words and somewhere in chapter three.
Current WC + CC (or SC):
14 552 words! I was shooting to finish chapter seven this week but failed. I made it up to the end of the chapter six though!
WIP Issues this week:
I modified my first few chapters and I liked it at the beginning but now, I’m not very sure. I’m determined not to look back though until I finish this draft and get feedback from my CPs on how the early chapters fit overall with the plot. Because I might be judging myself too hard.
What I learnt this week in writing:
This quote from John Green/ One Tree Hill. I read it, and it made me sit down and write.
I also learned persistence can do wonders, and brainstorming shouldn’t be something to be afraid of. If a part of my plot bugs me, I’ll stop and deal with it. The answers will come if I try hard enough.
What distracted me this week while writing:
I thought traveling to Barbados would distract me from writing, but strangely, I did write! And it was fuuuun. I spent time with a family over there and they made me miss mine so much I almost didn’t want to come back to St. Vincent and the Grenadines (where I live) because Christmas! And family!
So I’ll say my distractions this week were studying and the attack of nerves I had earlier.
I stayed only one night, so couldn’t really go to the West and East Coasts (which I really wanted to see) but I did go to Bridgetown, their capital. I was more fascinated with the coasts/country than the towns though, being me. Saw people riding horses in the South Coast and wowed 🙂 Passed through a bit of East Coast (which had caves and forests and gardens) but didn’t stop because I’d miss my flight.
Hopefully, I’ll be back to see more someday (preferably with my family/friends who wouldn’t mind taking pictures of ME :p ) 🙂
Last 200 words:
Not up to 200 words, but my last words tonight nevertheless:
“Won’t it be hot in there?” Pladdia’s feet had developed a mind of its own, a mind determined to root her to the seething floor.
“I’ve been here this evening. Torr did some magic to make it conducive for everyone. For some time.”
She had to see Niteo either way, there was no running away from it.
Bracing her shoulders, she pushed one foot into the room.
Looking forward to reading how much everyone achieved this week! 😀