We’re just two days away from the halfway point! Hang in there with me Wrimos!
Today’s Word Count: 2,700
Total Word Count: 33,501
Estimated Writing Time: 2.5-2.75 hours
Feeling: Exhausted. By the time Thursday hits, my energy levels get low.
Motivation: Sticking to my goal of hitting 50,000 words by November 20th.
Inspiration: Knowing that the two week mark is right around the corner!
Biggest Triumph: I finished one of the most important scenes today. It was really fun to write, and it marks an exciting turning point for my protagonist’s relationships. Plus, it will be the scene responsible for a big plot reveal at the end!
Biggest Setback: I have two possible scenarios for how my novel will end, and I’m at the point where the actions of my characters are becoming directly linked to the ending. I know that this book will be the first in a series of six, so finding the exact ending point that will be satisfying–but still a bit of cliffhanger–has been a little difficult. I think I’m going to have to kill my darlings for my original ending for this book and revive them at the beginning of book three.
Helpful Insights: If you are unsure of which path to take with your novel, trying talking it out. Either find a good listener or a private space to talk out loud to yourself. By simply vocalizing your novel’s trajectory, you are forced to fully explain and justify it–which you may find to be very difficult or very easy. I always find that talking out my plot is the best way to brainstorm, and I am normally flooded with ideas as the words leave my mouth.