#Writing Update

Sherlock WritingObviously, it is the last day of the month tomorrow but doing the update today as I have no idea if I will be bothered to do it then.

Word Count: 1,489 words

I think this is turning more and more into a very detailed character sketch of my FMC, a fictional biography I suppose. A lot more written compared to last week. It has been mostly my FMC talking about her exams and how it was part of making her who she is today. I suppose it all helps with world building and such and it may give me chance to show my MMC’s side of stuff yet. It’s not really much but it is fun still and I am enjoying writing it.

As I mentioned, it is the last day tomorrow but I hit my 5k target on the 17th of this month. I am now on 7,547 words so not too shabby. Of course, I think it will be necessary to have the slight buffer as the next couple of months are going to be manic due to life to say the least. With Valentine’s Day in February and Easter and Camp Prep at the end of March, I think it will be necessary just to keep pushing and take whatever bump up in words I can get.

How’s your writing going? Hit your target for this month or are you going hell for leather to finish? How do you see the next couple of months working out for you? Good luck to you all!

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#Writing Update

Sherlock WritingWhat a difference a week makes it seems.

Word count: 3,874 words.

That means I was only 150 words or so off my 5k target yesterday and I hit that today. Currently have 316 words so far. I had done a lot more but lost it all because I am still learning how to use the On The Go feature on the WAY site. It is a nifty little thing that would be handy for write in’s providing you have an internet connection.

Moving on, the main reason for me getting so much written is because I just let my FMC talk about her own childhood and my MMC’s. It isn’t necessarily helpful to the story but it is helpful for me. It gave me a chance to actually figure out what the main story is about anyway (which will get written eventually) but also made me realise that a lot of the ideas I already had about the characters backstories were, well, wrong. These are characters that have been developing and evolving for some years. Naturally things will change but I realised this past week that I allowed myself to go down completely the wrong track so lose my way a little with the characters. Things are still liable to change but their stories now fit so much better and I am learning a lot about the characters themselves. That can only be good in my mind.

I suppose this story is sort of turning into character sketches and it now probably won’t be the Valentines Day story I was thinking last week but I am still happy with the writing and to be writing!

How’s your writing going? Have you got a target for this month or specific deadline? Are you just writing to have fun or get back into the habit? Let’s face it, December is not the easiest month for most people to be writing. Hope your having fun and keeping warm. (It’s so cold!)

#Writing Update

d7a3e-writingJust a quick update for the first one of hopefully many for this year.

Word Count: 948 words

Been struggling to write so what I have ended up writing is something that is absolutely awful featuring some old characters. To be fair, it has got me writing at least. It’s probably going to be hit and miss and just random stuff featuring the same characters, hopefully but I’m writing. It is threatening to turn somewhat into fluffy romance which probably isn’t a bad thing since Valentines Day is next month.

I’ve also managed to join Write All Year on the new website. No forums or anything but you can set your own writing target and it does offer a couple of graphs based on your word counts and information about the most active members for the current day and for the current month. Hopefully more features and maybe some forums will be added to the website soon because it does seem like a good way to keep writing. If you are competitive like I can be, the most active members stats could become almost like a daily challenge.

The word counter thing is confusing. It’s not like NaNo where you put your full word count in and it figures out how many words you have written that day. Rather you have to keep track of how many words you have written per day and enter that so it can added it to your daily, weekly, monthly and yearly total. Very annoying and very confusing at first but hopefully it will become easier to use after a while.

How is your writing going? Have you started something new or working on something from last year? Does anyone else use the Write All Year website? Do you find it helpful? Don’t be afraid to comment below.