On Track

So last week I mentioned how I was doing on my goal for the month. Even though I didn’t accomplish the goal that I set at the beginning of February, I wrote enough so I’ve averaged over 10K words each month so far :). I’m fine with that.

I finally have a glimpse of what I’m working towards with the final meet up with the antagonist at the end of Sapphyre. I’m looking forward to getting there but it’ll probably be a while haha.

Here’s to making March another great month!

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Onward to the Middles

A few days ago, I finished Act 1 of my current draft of Sapphyre. I’ve reached the point where this draft significantly veers from its original form and I’m super excited for what’s to come.

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The big thing right now is to move forward so I can get to the parts that I’m really excited for.

There are times in writing when it’s hard to push through to get to the parts you want to write because you’re not exactly sure what should go in between where you’re at and where you want to be.

I’m at that point but hopefully as I keep moving forward, I’ll be able to figure things out.

Adjustments

Happy Thursday Everyone!

I’ve been thinking recently about making adjustments in my novel since adding in the scenes from my main subplot because there are significant changes to certain scenes now that I know what Marcus is fully dealing with. The scene I’m currently working on is much more interesting and I love it so much!

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Every writer will reach a point when they need to make adjustments in their story relating to things that they discover about their characters or plot.

Don’t be afraid to make the changes because a better story will come from it.

Have a great weekend and happy writing!

Making Sense

So it’s the last day of March and I reached my goal of getting the subplot up to speed with the main plot.

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After I reached the goal, I realized that some things that I have planned for upcoming scenes don’t make sense.

I started a text document in Scrivener to write my next chapter but instead wrote down two questions. Those questions wouldn’t leave me alone.

Why is a certain character able to help do something major to when they wouldn’t be around?

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Why is a vehicle able to be used for transport when it’s nowhere near accessible when needed?

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Those are important questions for me to think of because if I want my novel to make sense, I have to use things that fit for the story.

It won’t be as easy as it was with my other ideas but hey, it’ll make sense.

Have a happy writing day and enjoy the beginning of April!

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Update on March Goal

Hey everyone,

Back at the beginning of the month, I mentioned that my goal for March was to catch my subplot up to the main plot. I’m nearly there 🙂 I just need to finish the chapter that I’m currently working on, and I’ll have reached the goal.

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It always feels good to reach goals, to push through the difficulties of not knowing what you want to happen, and to realize you’ve done something worthwhile.

I hope you all do well in working on your own goals!

Going with the Flow

Hey Everyone!

So in the past couple days as I’ve been working on the main subplot and planning things that will come up. I had an epiphany that a specific character needs to get shot.

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It’s a sorry-not-sorry sort of thing.

I know this character doesn’t die from getting shot but I’m still putting them through a ton of pain to accomplish an important goal of the story.

That’s what we do as authors.

We torture our brain children to accomplish story goals and create conflict.

Conflict drives a story.

There’s no story without it so sometimes, you just need to shoot a character and that’s okay 🙂