January 25, 2014 by Ifeoma Dennis
Last Word Count + Chapter Count:
30 961 words and up to the first scene of chapter 11 completed
Current WC + CC (or SC):
38 109 words and up to chapter 14.
WIP Issues this week:
I talked about it here.
What I learnt this week in writing:
Persistence. And this blog post. Which was timely, given how close I came to quitting this week. Which was scary for the while the feeling lasted because in all my years of playing around with the proverbial pen, such a thought had never crossed my mind before.
Also, I finished reading The Emperor’s Blades which I reviewed here (GIFs included because awesome!), and OMG it’s such good writing it might have induced some insecurity in me after reading. And it did have one of the best climaxes I’ve read in a while– long and absolutely fulfilling.
Meaning one of my to-dos this coming week is to brainstorm for a very satisfying climax for my WIP. Yup!
What distracted me this week while writing:
Life. And that space of time I got depressed over how long it was taking me to get this story right. But like I said, that post by Kameron Hurley was timely.
Last 200 words:
I’ll have something next week, I promise. Right now, I’m still working through this
But I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s excerpts and how their week went! ❤