Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WiP Wednesday 3/31

I did very good at writing this week.  I'm super excited about this story and I really can't wait to write "The End" on it.  But that's a good ways off.  This time around, I'm just writing it straight into the computer.  My handwriting novels days may be numbered.  We'll see.

I renamed two major characters this week, too.  It was a struggle but I figured that having two characters who constantly interact both have names starting with "Ch" wasn't a good idea.  (Don't worry, I did it before I posted Tantalus Tuesday yesterday so you're all up to speed on character names.  Sort of.)

After I re-plotted this story, I tinkered with what had been written previously.  Before, I'd been uncertain of where to put chapter breaks and such.  So I was writing it all out in just one big chunk with little asterisks to mark big jumps in time or place.  (Or both.)

Post re-plotting I had pretty much an epiphany and figured out approximate places for chapter breaks.  Which was fabulous.  I rearranged some chunks of the book.  Well, just one.  I had to move it to the front to become a prologue and then it had to get rewritten.  I lost a lot of wordage in the process of rearranging things.

But then it was finally time to start adding words in again.  And add them I did.  And it feels so dang good.

Final word count at the end of Tuesday night stood at 18,555.  Just about 300 more would have brought me to an even 25% completion.  But I was okay with where I ended.  This book is making me happy.  I'm excited to go along on this ride with my characters and it just makes me happy.

I know I repeated myself.  I don't care.

How are your WiPs going?


  1. Great progress! I've had to rename some of my characters too. It's hard to get used to their new names and still find myself calling them by their old ones on accident. Now, you've inspired me to go get some writing done.

  2. That's awesome! It's always a good feeling to move forward with something new. There's a special brand of excitement that comes with new stories.

    I'm almost through with revisions. It's scary and exciting, too. That means querying is only a month away.

  3. Wow, your enthusiasm is really breathing in this post! So glad your writing is going well for you right now! Congrats on the replotting and added words.

  4. It's great when the words start flowing -well done.

  5. Yay for your WIP! Name changing stinks, but is so much nicer with find and replace. :)

  6. I'm so glad your book is making you happy! Doesn't it just feel great adding all those words?

    I had to rename some characters too. Who knew having names start with the same letters could throw things off?


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