Day 29: 15,746 words
Day 30: 15,746 words
Day 31: 15746 words
Please note that the above word counts are minus the words I managed to hand write after upgrading my laptop to Windows 10 and ending up with a non-functioning mouse/trackpad.
So main thing that happened was my FMC was bundled into the car and they set off to the train station. Nothing major and very little as I was preparing for the Windows 10 upgrade. I am definitely going to try to keep writing this story as I am interested to see where I go with it. Whether I succeed in that, we shall see.
Well done everyone however much you wrote! You are amazing!
Day 27: 15,298 words
Day 28: 15,667 words
To say I’ve flapped about trying to find my feet with Twitter, I have to say I am pretty proud of my words counts.
I’ve been retreading some old ground with more character discovering and my FMC worrying about her place at school and within the family but with her setting off to school now, I can definitely feel myself moving into new territory, I say hopefully now! I’ve ended using description of the family’s parents in relation to my FMC to describe her because I am god awful at description, especially for characters and how they look. Also had the father show he wants as little to do with her as possible and finds her embarrassing but I can’t help feeling there is something underneath all that in regards to the father. Maybe I will discover it later, maybe not. We will see.
How much writing I will get done today and in the next few days may well be down to how easy or otherwise Windows 10 is to install and use.
Day 22: 12,514 words
Day 23: 12,592 words
Day 24: 13,306 words
Obviously, as you can tell from the word counts, I only managed to sit down and get any writing done yesterday. That’s partly due to being tired from life in general but also a little writer’s block as I was unsure where to go next. Getting out seems to be the answer when I have writer’s block as at least twice now this month I have got out of the house for a bit then came home just able to write.
What has actually happened in the story is that my FMC has been thinking how her life is going to be potential so very different to her family due to going to a different school, wanting to maybe follow in her grandfather’s footsteps and wondering how much contact there was between her parents and her grandparents. She’s now decided, on one of her last days at home before going to school, she is going to go into town and see how things are for her former classmates. Admittedly, it’s to try to give me word count more than is of any plot importance at the moment. May change.
Day 21: 12,446 words
Only thing that happened was that my FMC returned home and came face to face with her family again who were all put out that she had come home. They had thought they were rid of her forever. Ended up describing the house and the FMC’s bedroom for word count then the FMC started wondering what she should take with her to her new school. Since I never went to boarding school, I found myself wondering too. A quick Google search later unearthed a very helpful thread on popular parenting site Mumsnet answering all sorts of questions about boarding school. It is a goldmine of information. Definitely recommend it.
Now I have a rough idea of what she, the MMC and the other character should take, it should make writing easier.
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.
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.