Sunday, 20 February 2011

A Round Of Words - Check-in 14

13 was indeed my lucky number. I took off with Shroud, so much easier only having the novella to write in the evenings and I'm not burning out.

I meant to study yesterday but couldn't put Shroud down. I stared at my outline and filled in a rough guide for the next 6 chapters and began writing, within two paragraphs I'd rendered my outline useless after putting a character out of action for awhile. I achieved what I needed for that particular chapter but in an unexpected way and one that has caused complications.

More notes have also been added to the edits file. I was pretty much certain that I'd started Shroud too early in the story but a later start will strip out all the stuff I needed to set up before another character was introduced. Other notes included missing location details and areas for more research plus a few inconsistencies I picked up on along the way.

Daily target word count: 100-500
Wed: 371
Thu: 1014
Fri: 758
Sat: 539
Sun: Am studying till about 6pm then switching over to Shroud and from tomorrow I need to concentrate on my assignment but I know Shroud won't let me abandon it.

Completed To Do's

Write between 100 - 500 words a day on Shroud Of Death 17/2/11
Write between 100 - 500 words a day on Shroud Of Death 18/2/11
Read a section of the book I'm currently reading 18/2/11
read a section of the book I'm currently reading 19/2/11
Write between 100 - 500 words a day on Shroud Of Death 19/2/11
I'm going to be deleting the character arc to do's from the list, I'm half way through the story and will do those in preparation for the second draft as I'm likely to be restructuring the whole thing anyway. 

Missed my last check in?
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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds like you're moving along, even though in unexpected ways. Sometimes those twists and turns are positives....

Here's my ROW 80

CathrynLouis said...

Looks like you're making great progress on Shroud - even though the story took a different turn than you'd outlined. I'm sure you'll get the complications smoothed out. Great work and best of luck for this week!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on much success this week. It seems to me that you're where you need to be with your writing when it won't let you attend to other things.

Anonymous said...

Looks like your story has taken over from your planning!
Mine did that right at the start of ROW. I let it, and now it's going really well.
Let it tell itself to you, it'll solve the complications it's created.
Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Good thing you have a grip on your novel direction. I'm still hoping I'll be able to connect everything at the end of my novel. lol

alberta ross said...

I like it when stories have minds of their own - well done for progress - good luck with study and keep smiling

Anonymous said...

I found out long ago that any outline I made in advance wasn't worth the paper it was written on. So now I outline AFTER I write each chapter, which helps me complete my synopses AND allows me to not feel so bound by a "plan." With fiction, you just never quite know what's going to happen in your story. I love that unpredictability.

Great progress--congrats!

Andrew said...

It's a complication now, but once it's worked out, you'll be amazed how much better the story is. Good job this week!

C.Farrell said...

Really sounds like you've gotten into the swing of things - and that's when it gets complicated. :D Good luck figuring it all out!

Anonymous said...

Excellent progress this week! I hope things continue to move right along for you on Shroud. :)