Do you ever have any of those weeks where you feel like you got a lot done, while also feeling like you didn’t get much done? That’s how I’m feeling this week.
In terms of the sequel, I made good progress – I wrote 6,203 words this week, which means that the new total is now in the 60K! I feel like I’m nearing the end of the first draft with large steps, but at the same time there are so many scenes that want to be added while I’m writing. Many of them I can add while I write since they are a natural progression in the story, but many others will need to be added after the last chapter, when I have a better idea of where they’ll fit. My list of places and people (and as of today also events) that need names grows all the time, so I think next week I’ll give priority to that. The last chapter had two people, an event and a place which need names! You might say it’s gotten a wee bit out of hand…
And of course it’s the second book in the series, so I’m trying to avoid Middle Book Syndrome as well 🙂
I started my first beta read this week, which is very exciting! I’m so grateful for everything my betas did for my draft, and want to do a good job myself, too. It’s exciting to see the process from the other side, and the novel at such a vulnerable stage!
As the title of this post suggests, I’ve decided on some changes regarding my weekly progress updates. I’ve decided to cut back, a lot, and only post when I actually have something new to report. I feel like my last few updates have all sounded largely the same – progress is being made, this is how many words I wrote, I’m slowly getting there – so, to save all of us a bit of time, I’ve decided to cut back. This way, when you see a new post in your inbox on a Friday, you’ll know it’s news! 🙂 It takes time every week to write the updates, and I don’t see the point if it’s going to be the same content every week. I’ll have more time to write, and you’ll have less to catch up on!
Progress Updates might become a monthly thing, with addition of all important posts, such as the completion of a draft, a cover reveal, a completed map, and such, but I’ll see how things go.
May the inspiration find you well!
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