I have a word count this week! 2500! I’m excited to be back writing. Of course, as soon as I got started on a new story, I got edits back for another story. But I think I’ll write around five or six chapters of the new story before I dig into the edits. At least this book doesn’t require a major rewrite.
Julie thinks I need to post word count comparisons with various caffeinated drinks, which I thought was an awesome idea.
Starbucks grande Salted Caramel Mocha: 1300. Normally, I would’ve gotten many more words out of a grande, but I met a couple of friends at SB before I began writing and we talked a loooong time.
Satellite Coffee Tall Cafe con Leche: 1200. I’ve been mad at Satellite for a while now, but they do have superior coffee and their con leche is amazing. Technically I think they should be calling it Cafe Dulce de Leche because it’s esspresso with sweet milk and cafe con leche seems like a spanish way of saying latte. I’d call the con leche the winner except I did have quite a long talk with the other. We’ll see how this week goes. I’d like to get a lot done before the Thanksgiving holiday in two weeks.
For the first time in awhile, I feel like my writing has taken a step of improvement. I reread the first chapter for the current story and really felt like the voice was strong and the flow of words good. I haven’t liked my rhythm for awhile now, and I didn’t notice any clunky rhythm. It’s good to be out of stagnation, if only a little.
I have the first picture samples for my upcoming Rapunzel story! It’s going to be illustrated just like a fairy tale should be. I will post a very small taste on Monday to whet your appetite.
How did your writing week go?
Oh! I meant to post this last week but forgot. I got a tip from a reader that Bastion Science Fiction Magazine is short on submissions. I believe they are semi-pro paying, so go check it out!