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My Writing Journey

How was your weekend? Made some new additions to my new office space and I’m loving it!

Time for another peek at My Writing Journey…

1. So, how did I do last week? My posted goals:

*Revise pages for critique by Thursday for critique chat on Friday. DONE! This week will be the LAST week for critique chats for this book. We’ll continue meeting to go over my partner’s WIP. But, my next chat will be in November or December to start discussing Book Two in the trilogy.

*Continue work on rough draft for second WIP. Goal: 1,388 daily words. In order to finish the rough draft by October 31st, I need to average this word count daily [or 6,940 weekly]. My goal was to complete 36,662 words. I did 37,351!

*Continue working on worldbuilding for Urban Fantasy. Time to build some cities and towns. Cranked this up a notch. I wrote a scene and it stayed with me. I started coming up with details as to what the evil king’s castle looked like (felt like, smelled like, etc.) and the surrounding village. I also came up with details for where the queen of the light realm’s castle looked like. 

2. THIS WEEK’S GOALS:

*Make final revisions suggested by critique partner. Return to her for last read and line edit.

*Continue work on rough draft for second WIP. Goal: 44,291 total count.

*Continue working on worldbuilding for Urban Fantasy. I’ve drafted an outline for this project. I need to make sure my plot, characters, etc. are fleshed out. I’m planning on completing this rough draft during NaNoWriMo. I think it will be an unofficial entry on my end. I’ve done a lot of planning and writing scenes for this which really isn’t in the spirit of NaNo, but I like the idea of trying to finish 50,000 words in a month.

3. A FAVORITE LINE FROM MY STORY OR ONE WORD/PHRASE THAT SUMS UP WHAT I WROTE/REVISED: Intense. Those last pages I sent over to my critique partner had an intense scene which required the right music and a glass of wine. But, I enjoyed really getting into my character’s head to reveal her emotions.

4. THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED LAST WEEK: Dealing with fear! I realized I’m getting closer to seeing a dream (seriously, I dreamed my first book) become reality. And, it’s not fear of publishing that has me caught up. It’s the BUSINESS of self-publishing. I’ve run a business before but it was service oriented. Selling a book is a business which is product oriented. Two totally different worlds in my mind. So, I had some writer friends talk me off (thanks Heather H. and Teal) the ledge (literally).

5. SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WIP: I love discovering new facets of my characters personalities. When something isn’t going right in the writing, if I sit back and listen, the characters will tell me what’s wrong. Maybe I’m not being true to their personality.

Well, that’s this week’s update. Have a great week!

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P.S. There’s a treat on my What I’m Writing page. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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