We are now three full weeks into the Write Your Novel this Summer writing challenge, and I can finally report that I have written something! This week, I finally managed to break through my writer’s block and am gaining some momentum. Here’s a quick look at what I have accomplished:
- I added 875 words to my Word document’s total word count. “Yawn,” I know, that’s not much. BUT that was my total word count for the day I finally managed to start writing again. Since then, I have—
- Done some research and written a ton of notes on some important elements of my story that will likely only be alluded to if they are mentioned in the novel at all. However, my knowing these details about my story world is essential to me writing a believable story.
- Finally, this morning I got an idea while lying in bed next to my 7-year-old (who just returned last night from a 2-week trip to Michigan with his grandpa.) I got up, grabbed my notebook, and filled 9 full pages, writing two whole scenes. Maybe my kids were the missing link all along.
- This afternoon, I am typing up this morning’s handwritten pages. I will come back later and give you a final update on my week 3 word count total once the typing is done.
How did this week go for you? Please share your own update in the comments below or join the conversation on our Facebook page.
UPDATE: My total word count for this week came to 2433 words. Not quite what I was hoping to achieve per week this summer, but it’s a start!
- Word Counts and Benchmarks (ganedavid.wordpress.com)
- Camp NaNoWriMo – 10 Days in, 1/3rd Over! (awritersfountain.wordpress.com)
- Editing Tips: Word Count (shannonathompson.com)
- Word Counts (ninivenable.wordpress.com)
- Interview with Author Robin Stephen! (brayandbooks.wordpress.com)
- Motivated to Write: 12 Tools to Get Writing, Now (elissafield.wordpress.com)