How was your weekend? Spent the weekend writing!
Time for another peek at My Writing Journey….
1. So, how did I do last week? My posted goals:
*Make final revisions suggested by critique partner. Return to her for last read and line edit. DONE! Manuscript is with my critique partner. Want to see what she said about it?
“I cannot wait for the world to get access to this book! Such a wonderful story….Congrats on a well-written, engaging book!”
I’ll be looking for beta readers very soon!
*Continue work on rough draft for second WIP. Goal: 44,291 total count. Word count: 50,115!!
*Continue working on worldbuilding for Urban Fantasy. I wrote a very descriptive scene and couldn’t get it out of my head. So, I decided to look at all the scenes I’d written. I put them all in one document to get an idea of how many words I’d written so far. I was surprised to learn I’d written 19,286 of the 80,000 planned! Of course, it’s extremely rough. Some scenes flow into the next, but most don’t. Right now it’s all scenes without chapter divides. But, I was very surprised. I’ll need to write 60,714 to make my goal. Who knows how many words it will take to make it cohesive?
2. THIS WEEK’S GOALS:
*Continue work on rough draft for second WIP. Goal for the week: 56,130 words.
*Continue planning out Urban Fantasy.
*Start tackling the business of being an author. I need to set up a website and an author page on Facebook.
*Decide on a copy editor.
3. A FAVORITE LINE FROM MY STORY OR ONE WORD/PHRASE THAT SUMS UP WHAT I WROTE/REVISED: Fortitude. That sums up my characters and myself. We’ve all got to tough it out and see it through.
4. THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED LAST WEEK: Nerves. I was literally holding my breath waiting to hear what my critique partner had to say after my last pages. And, then, I realized I actually FINISHED a manuscript! Not just a draft, but the whole thing. BLEW MY MIND!
5. SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WIP: There’s a prequel waiting to be developed. The entire history of the character I’m focused on came to me in the shower the other day. I sat down and wrote nearly 3,000 words for his backstory. Turned around and did a character sketch with forty-five questions. I’m looking forward to sharing his tale with everyone.
Well, that’s this week’s update. Have a great week!
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