I haven’t added many words to my novel this week, as I have spent much of this writing week engaged in weaving. It’s all because of this one very important character who suddenly popped up around page 150. I think he is important enough that he needs to show up sooner. So, I’ve been reading my way through my first 150 pages looking for opportunities to include him in the action.
On one hand, I think this could be a second draft activity, as it is keeping me from writing forward in my story. On the other hand, this character is important enough to the overall story that I think I need to spend some time getting to know him and seeing how he interacts with my protagonist. Thus, the time spent weaving him in.
Although I haven’t written a great deal of new material for my novel, I have accomplished a bit of memoir writing. I decided this would be a good secondary project to work on during those times when I’m feeling stuck on my novel. Even though I’m not making great progress on the project I want to complete first, at least I am still writing *something.*
Oh, and I revised an old short story this week and submitted it to a few places as well. Not to mention the fact that I have been blogging almost every single day! So, I HAVE been working!
With that said, here are my final word count totals for this week:
- Novel: I added 1,046 words, for a grand total of 68,607.
- Memoir: I added 4,481 words, for a grand total of 4,481.
- Word Counts (kate0murray.wordpress.com)
- Editing Tips: Word Count (shannonathompson.com)
- Writer’s Block Part 2 (writingsbykrystol.wordpress.com)
- Cressida Cowell’s Summer Reading Challenge top writing tips (guardian.co.uk)
- Writing for your audience (andrewknighton.wordpress.com)
- Updates & Swinging Hairbrushes (tossingdaisies.wordpress.com)
- Twenty Words (chalkthesun.wordpress.com)
- 750 Words and Daily Writing (shaicoggins.com)
- Write-Aid, or, A Submitted Story (lauravanarendonkbaugh.com)
- Trying some interactive fiction on Wattpad and I’d love your input (writingiscake.com)