Well, it has officially been one full week since the start of our summer writing challenge. I plan to check in once a week on Fridays throughout the entire summer. Since I really haven’t accomplished anything yet, this week I will simply report on my starting point.
I started the summer writing challenge with a total of 65,128 words written. That’s about 240 double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt font pages.
While figuring out where to jump back into my story this week, I read my last few chapters and did a bit of surface editing here and there. I have also done a bit of freewriting, which I will not add into my word count. I am still in the freewriting stage at the moment, trying to get back on track with my story. Hopefully by next week I will be cranking out some actual chapters again.
I know I challenged you to write an entire first draft of a novel this summer. Technically, I am breaking the rules, I guess. I feel like I have only written about halfway through my story, so the novel I am writing will end up being rather thick. I will probably end up doing about the same amount of writing as if I were writing the standard Oprah’s Book Club-sized book.
Since I’m breaking the rules, it’s okay if you want to also aim to finish an already started work in progress as well. We’re pretty informal here. The main idea is to get all of us writing and actually finish something by the end of the summer.
SO, how is your novel coming along? Please share in the comments below or join the conversation on our Facebook page. If you choose to share your own weekly updates on your blog, please feel free to post a link to your blog post here as well. Happy writing!
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- An Exercise in Freewriting (laniseb.wordpress.com)
- What to do When All Hell Breaks Loose (goldstarwritingstudio.com)
- Daily Freewriting – Yes or No? (writingcompanion.wordpress.com)