October 25, 2014 by Ifeoma Dennis
Turns out it only occurred to me a few days back our check-in was this Saturday. A part of me always thought it was next weekend.
Last report wordcount + chapter count/scene count:
69 068 words, and a first chapter I really like.
Current report WC + CC/ SC:
A measly 69 277 words. Did some minor edits on my first chapter. Nothing to be proud of, but I have a feeling that once I get back my writing muses, I wouldn’t have any other hitches along the way, plot-wise.
WIP Issues This Month:
Lack of time? October just flew by!
Four things I learned this month while writing:
I didn’t really write this month, and all but one of the books I read this month was all medical-related, but the one thing I learned from the one non-medical book I read is for suspense to work, there has to be the right amount of delay and good timing.
I’m working on this, because I tend to over-info dump, especially at the beginning.
What distracted me this month while writing:
1. Finding a house. I was lucky and found a condo in Buckhead that was in my price range via Craigslist. It was one of the most miraculous things that happened to me this month, given how central and safe the area is. And my new roommate is amazing. I like her already.
2. Moving! Is. Very. Stressful.
3. Adapting, which is still an ongoing process. My Internal Medicine rotations, which is a crazy 9am-9pm 5 days a week. Before that, I had neurology 3pm-12am-ish four days a week. So between my rotations and studying for my impending exams, I literally have had no time for writing. Most times, I feel like I’m outside looking into my own life, doing what I’m meant to do like a robot, but I hope I feel more myself/awake/alive to my dreams in November. I really can’t wait for the day I finish my WIP.
Goal for next month:
Finish chapter two. I failed completing that this month, but hopefully, November will come with all the right muses.
Last 200 words:
How did everyone do this October? Better than me, I hope!