I’m in story love. I never quite made it to story love for my serial, but there’s something about the slipstream romance that has me consumed.
After yesterday’s big word count, I only got 675 written today. And that was just now. I’ve spent the day working on my house, and my kids haven’t been feeling great. So I took it easy with them tonight.
Still, I thought about the story most of the day. I even sent an email to Julie about it. A character that was meaningless in the first go around of the story now has his own POV. It’s always interesting to me when that happens. I’m not sure what gripped my imagination about him that I needed to change the story so drastically. But I’m revelling in it. These are the good times of writing. It’ll be hard if I discover it sucks.
How is your writing going?
I think I need a drink
I had a graphic design class today that had enough information in it for two or three classes. I worked on the first chapter of my Nail book and cleaned up the voice of the manicurist as well as the pictures. Both still need a lot of work.
I’m hoping to get a couple of chapters done tomorrow, at least for the text. I’m getting faster at changing the pictures, but it’s still slow. The graphic design teacher said his hand was in the permanent shape of a computer mouse–now I know why.
So I’m gonna make myself something tastey, maybe with Hypnotic. I hope you had a busy day! See you tomorrow!
Maybe I should be calling this the chapter marathon instead. I got a mock up of the first section of my nail art book done and it looks horrible! Plus, it’s a huge file and it’s only one section.
The text I wrote for it was minimal, maybe 300 words, but it’s definitely a good exercise. I’m trying to give the manicurist a definitive voice. I don’t know if I’m succeeding, but I think I get closer every time I change a sentence to something different.
I’m learning a ton about photo editing as I mentioned in an earlier post. I have a class tomorrow. What I really need to know is what colors work best for different projects and what colors work well together.
Holly generously asked if she could donate the gift card back so we could giveaway another prize this week. What I decided to do was split it into three gift cards of $5. So Holly won a $5 gift card to Starbucks. Yay! I’ll pick a winner this week from all the names of people who post. Everyday you post in the comments section, you get another paper in the drawing. Invite your friends in your crit groups. I’d love to see more people here!
Flash back to a sandwich I made a few years ago. I should make that this week!
My total for the week is 12500. More importantly I got Episdoe 9 finished. Instead of starting the next book, I spent the little amount of time I had, reading it and sending it to Julie.
I’ll be posting my word count daily again next week. Summer is chugging my way which means three kids in the house all day. And I’m still trying to get something published once a month, even throughout the summer. I hope you join me for another marathon!
I’ll draw a name out of a hat for a $15 gift card from the names of everyone who joined me this week. I won’t announce the winner until tomorrow night, so you still have time to post your word count for the week here and get in on the fun!
Only 1500 for me today. I got episode 9 done and called it good for the day. Of course there’s still editing on it to be done, but I felt happy I got the hard part completed. Tomorrow I have limited time, but I want to try to start the second book I had hoped to do this week also. I guess I was just slow because I was definitely putting the time in. I’m tired like I wrote a lot more words.
How did you guys do?
4000 words for me today and I can’t believe this episode isn’t done. I refuse to break it into two again. This has to be the last one. I need to rewrite one section and then add the last segment for the happily ever after. It’s going to come in at 16,000 words making it the longest episode yet.
I just hope it’s good. I know it’s better than what I wrote the first time through; I just don’t know if it’s the awesome ending needed to bring the story home. When it’s done, it looks like the whole serial will be about 120,000 words, making it the longest story I’ve written.
How did you guys do today? I hope it was a good one!
Only 2600 for me today. Funny how I thought I was done with the rough part of the story. That was completely wrong. I really need to make some strides tomorrow and get this episode done. But as usually, I’ve made what was supposed to be a simple story way too complicated.
How did you do today? I hope you got lots of work done!
My word count is moving up, but not hitting the high numbers yet. I did get through a difficult passage, so I’m hoping tomorrow that they keep climbing. I wrote 2800 words today. At least it’s heading the right direction now. I’m writing more as originally planned.
How are you guys doing? Writing away I hope!
Here’s a picture for inspiration:
I’m on a roll this week. Over 7000 words for me so far. I need to keep pushing. The best part is these words have already been edited by Julie. I’ve made the necessary changes except for one thing that effects multiple scenes.
I have an exciting picture to post tomorrow! I’d do it tonight, except I’m beat. It’s after midnight and this is the earliest I will have gone to bed this week. Cheers!
Still trying to break the ice this week I wrote 4000 words, but I need MORE! I finished Episode 6. Yay! I’m about to start Episode 7. Then 8 and then I can really dig into my fairy story at last.
How are you guys doing this week? Welcome to the new readers! Please stay and join us. Post your word count so far this week below.