I had a great vacation and I really did make use of the time to relax and enjoy myself. Now that I’m back from vacation, I’m spending at least an hour working on my WIP every night after work. Well, ok not Tuesday night because it was my first day of work after a two-week break and I was dead tired.
I have written over 1,000 words each night (surpassing my 714 daily word goal) and its good because it makes up for my ZERO words written last week. I feel like I’m going up the winding road to get to the top of the mountain. The top of the mountain being the ROW80 deadline.
I checked my overall word count for my WIP, which I don’t do often, and I’ve made it past the 30,000 words point. I read somewhere that this is usually the spot when writers start to get bored and even blocked with their WIP. I’m happy to report that I don’t think this is the case for me. I have the next two chapters planned out already and then I will start working on my detailed plotting for the next chapters. I have a very rough overview of the whole book pasted in bits in a Word Document, but I make detailed chapter outlines a few chapters ahead of where I’m at. I’m not sure if this is the best strategy, but I find that I can’t be too detailed too far in advance because I’m not 100% sure what’s going to happen yet and haven’t thought that far ahead.
Now I just have to get my blog posts organized. I’ve definitely been falling behind on that front. I need to go through the 2,000+ photos from the Romanian vacation (sneak peak photo included above) and I need to start reading more craft books to report on for Writers’ Uni-Verse-City Wednesdays.
If any of you ROW80ers would like to write a guest post on writing for any upcoming Wednesdays just drop me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How’s it going for everyone else? Are you slowing climbing the mountain or did you make a pit stop?