Words Written: 0
Last Word Count: 12,447
I haven’t written in several days since I posted the last update. Due to the recent changes in my life with regards to work, I’ve been shifting my focus towards completing some other projects that I’ve had on the mind for AGES. And while this is both therapeutic and potentially business related, I’ve found that I’m not writing anything new. It’s all in the head though.
I’m also researching more for this novella. As it is set in a city that’s NOT New York (which is where I reside), I have to be careful about what places and landmarks I reference. It’s challenging, but I’m tired of New Yorkers writing about New York. Amazing things can happen in other parts of the country…not to mention I was inspired by a story based out west when I started this piece.
I do need to work on this. I got 29 days to finish at least 7,000 words.
Words Written: 1005
Last Word Count: 12,447
I haven’t written in several days since I posted the last update. My word counts are off, as I’ve been adding to different parts of the story, however, the 1005 mentioned are a continuous stream of thought adding to the part of the story that is already in motion. It took me a while to get it out, as I had to try and re-work it several times. I had to do some last minute researching because I am writing about a city I’ve never been to. It would be easier to set it all in NYC, but I think NYC has enough books written about it.
Anyhow, my progress has been halted by various life-changing events going on in my life as well as some serious time usurping, but I’m trying to stay as positive as I can. As I see i, I’ve got about 5,000 more words to go to categorize this story as a NOVELLA, but it will take well over 7,000 words in my mind to make it complete.
Just gotta make it!
Words Written: 566
Last Word Count: 11,078
So I officially started my goal to finish my novella by March 1st on Jan 16. As I was sick and dealing with children, I couldn’t start on Friday as I had hoped. Instead, I started today and timed myself to work for 30 mins – an hour. I started going in several different directions, but now I know where I want to go with some of the characters and I’m pretty proud of myself. While I am at 11,078 words, about 4,000 of them are for the middle and end of the story, so now I have to work towards getting the middle and then get it all out for it to end.
Here’s to a productive tomorrow!