Writing Journal 7.9.2018: Chugging along, I guess – at least consistently

I hadn’t even totaled up last week’s numbers until just now, but from my estimates, they appear to be… pretty good.

+1,236 words written.

Days writing: 5 out of 7.

Days revising: 6 out of 7 for 240 total minutes.

Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of revisions): 6 out of 7 days.

Well, I wasn’t expecting it. So, what was happening over the Fourth of July week?

  • Most of my revising has been on The American Nine. Nothing too heavy, just more of a casual read-thru right now,
  • In something of a whim, I basically started a rough draft of what would basically be American Nine 2. I’m only a few hundred words into it right now, but it’s been so much fun. I can see now why authors can get into writing book after book about a main character, especially if that MC has plenty of possible stories.
  • Progress on We Can Be You… has been slow at best. I think I have the idea behind the first book well and truly set up, but getting on with it has been a bit of a road block with me. I think it’s caused me to think long and hard about the motivations I have for the my lead characters and what their motivations are.
    • I think going back and forth between writing projects has shown me I have to have main characters that I have a true burning interest in if I want a book to succeed.

Honestly, I think that about all I can think of for right now. I’ll try and be more creative with this journal next time if I can.


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