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Much better!

After my unproductive last week I’m happy to say that things have gone much better this week! On Tuesday alone I wrote more words than I did all of last week, and the grand total is now 19,935! It’s exciting to think that next week I will hit the 20,000 words mark, and maybe even the 25,000 mark…

This week, I’ve added 5387. The story is progressing really nicely and is already taking me into directions I didn’t expect when I started planning my book – or only a few weeks ago, when I presented my board! It has already come a long way with some exciting twists and turns here and there, and I am beyond excited to see where things will take me next week. All of my characters are very chatty with me, and are only too happy to tell this story from their point of view.

I also feel like I am getting close to having a final title for the book, but more on that next week…

Next month, me and my boyfriend are going away for two weeks so I won’t be around. I will schedule a few posts so that Cookie Break won’t get too quiet, and am planning on posting some character descriptions of my main characters. I couldn’t draw if my life depended on it, so don’t expect drawings to go with the posts, but you’ll get a good idea of who my main characters are at least 🙂 I’m looking forward to introducing you!

A good weekend to you all,



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  1. It is good to know that it wasn’t just me who had an unproductive week last week. Maybe there was something in the air…or a full moon, perhaps. I look forward to your character descriptions- I’m a bit of a cheat as I like to use Pinterest to find my muses 🙂

    • No, it definitely wasn’t just you! I barely got any writing done last week, although it was mostly due to my different work schedule. I work part-time and usually start at 1pm, but last week I started at 11am. I have to get the bus to get there, so there wasn’t a lot of time left over in the morning for me to do much besides getting ready and feeding the cat.

      • Oh, and thank you, I hope they won’t be dry! I don’t usually write character descriptions like that since they are perfectly clear in my head, but since I’m doing this blog I thought it might be interesting for my readers 🙂

  2. How do you make sure your story stays cohesive with the twists not writing you into a corner?! Is it knowing when a twist is too much of a diversion? I started out this whole blogging malarkey as a creative & sport specific practical outlet, now I’m reading other (writers) blogs I’m finding I want to write more… With more creativity and less practicality! Hmm… Thanks for the food for thought S!

    • I know where I’m going with everything so even when my characters do go down a different route I can still guide them back on track without sacrificing their personalities. If they feel very strongly about not doing what I had planned I’ll change it, as long as the overall outcome is still the same. Unless changing is would make it better than my original plans. I just let myself go when I write the first draft and let my characters take over. The hard decisions came later, but I always try to rule in favour of my characters’ personalities. I hope this helps!

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