I did very good at writing this week. I’m super excited about this story and I really can’t wait to write “The End” on it. But that’s a good ways off. This time around, I’m just writing it straight into the computer. My handwriting novels days may be numbered. We’ll see.
I renamed two major characters this week, too. It was a struggle but I figured that having two characters who constantly interact both have names starting with “Ch” wasn’t a good idea. (Don’t worry, I did it before I posted Tantalus Tuesday yesterday so you’re all up to speed on character names. Sort of.)
After I re-plotted this story, I tinkered with what had been written previously. Before, I’d been uncertain of where to put chapter breaks and such. So I was writing it all out in just one big chunk with little asterisks to mark big jumps in time or place. (Or both.)
Post re-plotting I had pretty much an epiphany and figured out approximate places for chapter breaks. Which was fabulous. I rearranged some chunks of the book. Well, just one. I had to move it to the front to become a prologue and then it had to get rewritten. I lost a lot of wordage in the process of rearranging things.
But then it was finally time to start adding words in again. And add them I did. And it feels so dang good.
Final word count at the end of Tuesday night stood at 18,555. Just about 300 more would have brought me to an even 25% completion. But I was okay with where I ended. This book is making me happy. I’m excited to go along on this ride with my characters and it just makes me happy.
I know I repeated myself. I don’t care.
How are your WiPs going?