Happy Friday! Please remember to visit me at Writing Secrets of 7 Scribes for my post about Change.
This week, I’m pleased to report that I’ve surpassed the halfway point. Total word count to date is 59, 806.
Due to family obligations, I had a few days where I was only able to hit 1,000 plus words. With vacation coming soon, I hope to be back on the 2,000 words a day track and possibly even surpass it.
The story has reached the mid-point climax and is rolling towards the black moment/reversal (hopefully next week). After that, the final wrap up. Next, I’ll re-read the draft, plug the plot holes, fix the word boo-boos and ferret out any other transgressions.
This kind of aggressive first draft approach is new for me. I usually stop after the first act and re-read what I’ve done and make corrections. Not this time. I’m blasting through to the end and then reviewing the plot as a whole. I’m not sure if I’ll do this for my next book. We’ll see. Depends on how the process goes.
I’ve resorted to this method because, often times, I start second guessing the plot and playing the “what if” game and then I believe the whole story is crap, resulting in the urge to toss it out.
When I finish the first draft, I will share the blurb for the book. I can tell you, it’s something new for me and not like my other books.
See you next week!
2 thoughts on “Halfway There!”
I’m enjoying watching your progress! Can’t wait to read the blurb.
Thanks Tam!! I’m chomping at the bit to get this first draft done. It’s been a real challenge for me not to go back and start cleaning up the book.
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