Friday, June 19, 2015

Birth of a Novel June 19th

Week 2

  • Every Friday post a quick update on how you're doing on your writing projects. 
  • It can be combined with Camp Nano or whatever personal goals you've set. 
  • All you need is a line or two added to the beginning or end of whatever post you already had planned for the day.
  • Then visit the others in the list to encourage them to keep moving forward. 
This week was not as productive as I'd hoped. We had three house showings Monday to Wednesday, and I never got into a groove. Plus it rained all week. With little sun to energize me, I found myself binge watching X-files and Criminal Minds on Netflix. 

It almost felt like I was slipping into a depressed state again. However, I pulled myself together yesterday. I showered first thing in the morning, cleaned my house again (just in case!), and then sat down to write. For extra security I didn't even go into the room where the TV was!

Last Friday's Stats:
Demon Rising--5475 words
Eleena's Tale--2119 words

New Stats:
Demon Rising--6718 (1243 word increase)
Eleena's Tale--4823 (2704 word increase)

That's almost 4000 new words this week. Which is actually more than my goal of 500 words a day! Yay, I did better than I thought. Now, if only I could do as much writing as yesterday, EVERY day. I'd be done in no time.

Demon Rising Details--I still feel comfortable in Talia's world. Connected to her conflict. It doesn't hurt that a couple of people have read book 2 now and are encouraging me to keep working on the next part of the story. The dragons will play an increasingly larger role in the story, and we are finally melding science and magic into one art form.

Eleena's Details--The refugee camp came alive for me this week. It's an odd sort of place that started with a sense of purpose and hope. That quickly fell with rations running out and the approach of the Tamati's fleet. Eleena didn't think she had anything else to lose. Boy was she wrong!

I also played around with making a trailer for it. Scifi vids are hard when you can't draw! Scouring stock photos takes forever and I can never find exactly what I want. Here it is anyway.




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