So it’s now time for my weekly update. I’m fairly sure I’m done writing for the day (the next art is a major scene that will take more time than I feel like putting in at the moment) so the numbers are pretty finalized.
On a goal for the week of 6k, I wrote just shy of 8k. Not quite as good as last week, but still beat the crap out of the goal. I worked off and on all week, giving myself time to think about the next section when I needed to. So it’s going well so far. Total words so far: 44,500.
I think one o the key things for me is giving myself enough time to think about a scene/section before I start writing it, because then it doesn’t seem to fight me as much. That’s the other reason I’m giving myself the rest of the day off. I’m into wholly new territory now, scenes that I either hadn’t written or hadn’t thought of during my first attempt at the book, so my production totals might slow down a bit from here. And I’m okay with that, so long as what’s gong on paper is halfway decent. I think it’s better to slow down a bit and have it be good than to rush through and have to spend time rewriting it because it’s crap or shallow or boring.
I think I’m approaching the half-way mark in the book, though it’s hard to tell until it’s done. It feels like it though, which is a nice feeling. I’m still contemplating some details and confrontations for the parts remaining, though, so the end might become further away than it is now. That’s just part of first draft, though. Sometimes, you find out stuff that you didn’t know was part of it until you get there. It makes it interesting, causes rewriting/editing, but mostly, it’s part of making the story something more than it was, for me at least.