Day 20: 11,978 words
Not masses written since I hit a bit of a wall. The characters have finished their school shopping and are returning to their families. I was stuck at that point but since last night, I’ve had a bit of a brain wave and might be able to solve it.
Also, I’ve been thinking about what happens once they go to the school and have had a new character announce them self. Shouldn’t be an issue but I think the character is gender queer or gender fluid. This basically means the character is sometimes male, sometimes female. I have an idea of how to portray the character in the context of the story and the school but if anyone could offer any advice or help on being gender fluid, I would be very grateful.
Day 18: 11,706 words
Day 19: 11,706 words
First things first, I have validated already since I was up just after midnight last night anyway. You have probably already guessed that from the banner. I will still be writing though as a lot of story to be told and I would like to get as much of it down now as possible. Secondly, no writing yesterday because I just couldn’t settle to write, on top of rl stuff happening.
I am discovering more about my story and my characters and have possibly unearthed an interesting mystery about what was supposed to be a support character. My MC’s are not exactly the most definable at the moment but hopefully that will change as I write more.
How are things going for everyone else? Validated or panicking because you are nowhere close to validating? Feel free to comment below.
Day 17: 10,328 words
Target, cleared! And still going because there is still more story to be told. Obviously this is because I started a new story during the month and now I am wondering if it’s the story I should have written in the first place.
It is using an idea I came up with years ago, after reading the Malory Towers and Harry Potter series at the same time. Flicking through old stuff recently has made me realise I had a few good ideas as a child and teen but maybe wasn’t able to execute them properly back then. Of course, what I am writing now might not be right but I can try right.
As for what happened yesterday, tipping me over the 10k mark was my characters collecting together their uniforms and asking questions about things, leading to an accusation essentially of sexism and revealing to me that the schools have lessons in being young ladies and gentlemen as well as regular magic lessons. Think finishing school and Hogwarts combined and you kind have what my characters decided to reveal to me.
Still, it will lead to more conflict and drama so that means plot, or at least, that is what I have been told.
Day 16: 9,674 words
Less than 400 words away from my 10k target. Most of what I wrote was the FMC and potential MMC in the school story talking, getting to know one another before moving to another location that I think might be important. I also might have revealed to myself and the reader the future of the two characters.
So not a lot in terms of story but still enough to get me closer to my word count target. Still it is important I think as it helped me figure things out and get some ideas for later. How things will work out in the end with this story, I don’t know. All I do know is that I just want to write this story and not my other one.
Word counts first.
Day 14: 6,778 words
Day 15: 8,668 words
Not much on Tuesday (because I was finishing a YouTube Arkham Knight walk through) but yesterday, I just seem to hit a stride. It also helped that my character was reading an official letter from her new school, along with her school list, so lots of free words there! Because of those words, I am now very close to finishing my 10k word count target. Naturally, I will be aiming to continue writing afterwards but whether that happens, I guess we will have to wait and see.
Day 13: 6,683 words
A bit of description of what I think might be an important place and new character as well as a chance to reveal some back story. A lot of world building as well yesterday, again. It could be all padding and unimportant in the end, considering this story is being made up as I go as a result of me writing outside of my genre in the first place. Maybe it is not surprising as I don’t really read sci-fi but I read a lot of fantasy and school stories.
The important thing at this point is words as it’s quantity over quality at the moment isn’t it?