Word count: 15,371 words
Yesterday I wrote more of the same but it was different. I wrote about Autumn on the archipelago, the dragons migratory patterns and their pups/babies then revealing she had just found another dead dragon. Not much really so the same things as before but not quite.
I know I am going in circles but it’s because I know I am stuck and unsure what to write next to get the full story down before the end of the month. I feel bad short-changing the story admittedly but it is a necessary need I think. Can you see the rock and the hard place I have put myself in admittedly?
I just hope this works out.
Day 16: 14,275 words
Just more description, expanding the islands and the different types of dragons. Also moved time on slightly to show my FMC getting frustrated at different little things about the archipelago. Know when the shine comes off something and you start noticing the annoying things? She’s at that stage.
Just hoping this will keep me writing.
Day 15: 13,740
Just wrote some description of the island and my FMC contemplating her discovery of the dead dragon.
So not much written but I have contemplated something from No Plot? No Problem! Namely, writing the scenes I want to or the main ones necessary and writing the filler scenes later. I think it would definitely be an idea as I do want to get the bare bones of the story down so if I decide to go back to it later, I can.
I know it’s silly to think like this but I feel like I am cheating a little. The aim of the event of course is to get a full story written or at least down on paper/the screen and that’s what I am doing but I feel I am cheating. I guess it’s because I am trying to write more so the idea of skipping scenes seems, well, wrong, to me.
Am I daft in thinking like this? Can anyone help here?
Sorry! Slightly behind again on posting.
Word counts first.
Day 13: 12,427 words
Day 14: 13,718 words
Not many things have happened really. My FMC set up home in the cabin, received an air drop of supplies, named the dragon that has followed her around as well as noticing that the dragons seem apprehensive of her and having a dragon drop dead in front of her. Gruesome but necessary to try to kick-start the story. She’s also got a letter from another character who has dropped a hint that she might want to look at everything she finds in the cabin.
So not masses have happened but getting there.
Word counts first.
Day 11: 11,873 words
Day 12: 12,405 words
So what’s happened over the weekend?
Well, my word goal has dropped from 50k to 25k. It was just not going to happen this month with everything going on around me. At least, I can get as much of the story written as possible and write a basic outline of the story. I just want to write and this is the first time in a long while I have really felt like trying to write and going for it. That is my priority for now.
In terms of real story, my FMC is already beginning to talk to the dragon and her dog about what’s going on and her thoughts and feelings. This might seem like an odd thing to note but considering that my FMC will mainly be on her own for much of the rest of the story, it is important that the character starts developing this. Note just to help her work things out but also for her mental health.
Speaking of characters, the FMC and her crush have also decided to run away from me again by kissing in the forest and then she slapped him for doing so. It’s what happens when they apparently really want to be together but cannot. Quite a tune change from earlier. My characters can be evil like that.
My character has also finally arrived on the main island of the archipelago! Hurrah! Took me forever to get their but she is there finally and I can start the next part of the story properly. Maybe the words might be a little easier this time, maybe.
Word Count: 9,867 words
Again not masses written. Just my character going for a walk with her dog and coming into contact with the dragon she had met before.
So not much to tell, again. Just hoping I will get more written with a few days free to write.
Word Count: 9,787 words
Not much happened yesterday if I am being honest. Mostly it was my main character and her almost boyfriend getting into trouble with their boss for their argument (it had disturbed other rangers) and my main character packing up her life and getting ready to leave for her new job.
Since that is all that happened really, I can’t say much more.