WEEK TWO: WRITE YOUR NOVEL THIS SUMMER
So, there’s that song that goes, “When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.” Why can’t the week be as horrible as I feel from whatever it is I caught from The Keysmashing Tots? Ugh. It’s difficult to concentrate when it’s glorious out the window but your insides want to bust through every pore of your skin. Too graphic? Try FEELING that all day. I expected snow up to my eyeballs and dreary weather with zero visibility, but nooooooo, Raincouver had to go and be all beautiful instead.
Anyhoo, the week was not without words. Plenty, in fact, so there’s my silver lining.
Not even including the bit of June we had to begin this epic writing journey, here are my word count totals since July 1st:
Fractured Tales Series Word Running Total for July: 14,928 words
Things that helped get the words out this week:
– character journals
– what if? games
– plotting out alternate scenes along the same plot line
– throat lozenges
– oh and the midday snoozes helped because holy hockey pucks, I was wiped out this week!
Also, I’m storming the brain for what to fill my FRIDAY FORAGE posts once this challenge draws to a close. I’m thinking of combing the lovely interwebs to find the best of the best in writing sites, articles, and the like. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I’ll enjoy the hunt.
Hope your Week Two went well. Forward write!
I love what-if-ing, it helps make plot lines so much more interesting and is such a help in exploring different possibilities for characters! I would like to try more of “plotting out alternate scenes along the same plot line.” That sounds incredibly helpful!
Hiya. Have you tried out the alternate scenes yet? If so, I hope it helped. If not, or if it didn’t, let’s get our synapses fired up to think up another strategy. I’m doing a lot of What If-ing this week due to my landslide of plotting challenges. Redefining and refining my story question, some character GMC, and pinpointing conflict locks are my next challenges to get this plot running smoothly.