This week, I spent a good deal of time scrapping my old outline and writing a new one. I deleted an entire scene that would have effectively killed off two characters, since I wanted more time with them. I also created a new character and listed out the details of his timeline. I conducted research. … More 2019 Novel-Writing Challenge, Week 7
I broke the rules. I took the entire weekend off. Part of me is wringing her hands and staring in the mirror, crying “YOU FAILURE!” Another part of me? Surprisingly chill. I put thought into this decision. I wanted to give my brain a moment to relax. I also wanted to give my writing some … More 2019 Novel-Writing Challenge, Week 6
Hello from Philadelphia! Week 5 is done — and I’m now more than halfway through my minimum overall word count! I’m now at 26,980 words. Bit by bit, chunk by chunk, I’m getting closer to calling my work a novel. I’m starting to realize that 50,000 words may not be enough, which is both scary … More 2019 Novel-Writing Challenge, Week 5
Finished up Week 4 at 22,542 words! Pulled in different directions by dangerously cold temps, dying apartment lights, longer hours at work, and more, I found myself needing to be creative about getting my 555 words/day done. Despite that, I’m happy to say I managed to stay on track. At this time next week, I … More 2019 Novel-Writing Challenge, Week 4
Finished up Week 3 at 17,703 words! But, as far as this project goes, this week turned out to be extremely difficult. Shortly after I wrote my last post, my journey home from my friend’s wedding in Pittsburgh developed some intriguing plot twists. Let’s outline it all below: Exposition: It’s a cold, icy Sunday evening … More 2019 Novel-Writing Challenge, Week 3
Made it through Week Two and finished up the week at 12,268 words! I’m proud, especially since this week was full of distractions. In addition to being absorbed in my work, I found life started doing all kinds of funny things. My heat was broken and the unit needed to be reinstalled over the course … More 2019 Novel-Writing Challenge, Week 2
As 2018 slowly marched towards its end, people around me made resolutions to travel, get fit, learn a new skill, and more. The morning of New Year’s Day, I didn’t have any resolutions. Rather than mark the new year by taking a first step towards achieving my goals — though that meant, for some of … More 2019 Novel-Writing Challenge, Week 1
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