January 11, 2014 by Ifeoma Dennis
Last Word Count + Chapter Count:
11 490 words and four chapters completed.
Current WC + CC (or SC):
22 118 words and seven chapters completed!! But that’s not all! My first act is complete too after endless weeks of giving me hell. 😀
WIP Issues this week:
I took a few days off to figure out how to write the last scene of the first act. There was this idea I had on my outline, and there was another idea popping its head up because of how the chapter was going, but at the end, I went with what was in my outline. I want to believe it’s less predictable. But I’d have to hear from my CPs first on that.
What I learnt this week in writing:
Not to stifle myself. To write my own story. I’ve been wondering of late how my main character would be perceived if this book gets lucky enough to be published…she is not exactly a strong character, at least not physically, and even though most times she is strong mentally, she also has her weak times. She is gullible too. But it’s okay to write her. My MC need not be Katniss-like to make a point.
A couple of writers talked about this on Twitter this week, and I took it as an okay sign that I’m on the right path. 🙂
What distracted me this week while writing:
Studying. Internet. I went out, cooked. etc. J
Last 200 words:
Not the last 200 words because I don’t want to spoil anything for my CPs…but one of the scenes I wrote this week.
“We can’t say for sure. Can we, Amicus?”
“But it’s not something normal,” Amicus told Pladdia. “Someone powerful enough to earn their respect must have spurred them to. Don’t quote me though. It’s only a speculation.”
“You forget too soon, my friend,” said Torvus, showing blinding gray teeth. “Don’t want to be quoted? Seal that pair of folds below your nose.”
“I’m not a quoter,” Pladdia blurted out, and Torvus burst into another round of creepy laughter.
How did everyone do this week? Hope you rocked it! ❤