This day was wicked awesome for writing! I went to a write-in where I was the only person there for like two hours. I didn’t mind it so much because I was in the zone and it was better than writing at home. I also participated in the Official Nano Virtual Write-In on YouTube. I found that to be a distraction. Not much writing got done there.
I wrote about 1,696 words at the write-in. I went home and took a two hour nap. When I woke up, I wrote some more. I wrote about my heroes fighting for a bottle of spark root in the middle of the Witch Mart at the write-in. Now I just had to wrap up the witches’ plan.
I dabbled in the chat rooms and participated in word wars or sprints. I wrote from 6:30-11:00ish pm and I managed to finish Episode 3! Not only that, I wrote 6,988 words total. AND I hit 35k! It was a banner day for writing!
Day 11 was awesome! I went to a writers’ convention and went to a couple of panels talking about how being an indie writer is the hardest job I’ll ever have, and how to publish. I had a great time. I managed to write some words while I was there. And then I went to the radio station an hour and a half early and wrote more words!
I was stumped for ideas of what to write after the fight scene in the beginning of Part 2 of Episode 3. Then I got the idea to have the witches, and Jaco and Everett go shopping for spell supplies at the same store, aptly named Witch Mart. The scene is going to involve them two groups meeting and reaching for the same item. It’s going to be great! Episode 3 is currently at 11,718 words. I think this will be the biggest one out of the first three.
It was also suggested to me that I start a Patreon. I did a little research on what other writers are doing. Of course, I could only see the top 20 successful writers and none of the ones who are pulling a moderate amount of money. As much as I would like to get one started, I have my doubts about prizes and perks to give people. It sounds time consuming and I assume I’ll be working full time until I can get enough people to donate so I won’t need to work full time! Hopes and dreams!
This was a good day for writing! I wrote in two sessions: once when I got home from lunch, and the other at a write-in at a used books store! People came to it and we had a good time! I managed to get a lot of writing done, despite my wanting to shop.
I mostly wrote the fight scenes between the Heroes and the Witches Three. The Heroes are having their asses handed to them because they’ve been cursed. I have no idea what’s going to happen to them after this scene, so I’ve been milking it for everything its got for the word count.
This was a much better day for me. Not only because I was back on my meds, but there was just something about the day that made me feel that anything was possible! I drove for UberEats for a little bit, and then I came home to do some writing. I was feeling pretty good about what was happening in the story. Then I took a nap. Woke up and went to a write-in at a bar/restaurant called The Garage (because it used to be ab actual garage that sat empty for at least 15 years.). Five other people came to it! I was so happy! I did a good amount of writing there, but I mostly chatted with a particular young writer who I’m currently enamored with. Then some friends from work stopped by and I chatted with them for a while. It was just a really good time. Then I went home and stayed up past my bedtime to do some more writing!
The problem I’m having right now is that because I’m writing in one big document, (Episode 2 is included) I’m not sure how far along I am word wise, and that has affected my pacing. So I copied and pasted what I have written in Episode 3 into a new document. I’m already 6k into it and I’m just starting the plot! Yikes! I gotta wrap up Part 1 and head into Part 2. Though, I’m not sure what is going to happen in it. Oh, the discoveries waiting to be found! Tally ho!
I had an awful day. I was feeling so depressed about my life that I’m not sure much writing got done. I had been at 20k for two days and it didn’t look like Day 8 was going to be much better. Despite how I felt, I managed to write 1,133 words! That’s frelling awesome! I finally broke 21k!
Yesterday was an awful wording day. I felt very depressed and didn’t feel like doing anything. I hung out with a friend and helped her clean her apartment, then I met a friend to do some more writing. The writing only yielded 263 words all day. I have dishonored myself, my family, and my cow.
Day 6 wasn’t bad for writing. I could have done better, but I also could have done much worse. I went to two write-ins. The first one was in a space made specifically for writers; writers who enjoy peace and quiet. No one was allowed to talk indoors. We had to go outside to talk. The write-in was three hours long, but I only managed to write for the last hour, managing a thousand words at least.
I was starting Episode 3 and I suck at starting new episodes or chapters or scenes because I’m never sure how to start them. The beginning is so important that I don’t want to mess it up! Novels live or die by their beginnings. I just want it to be perfect. I suppose that’s what editing is for.
The second write-in was at an IHOP on the Northwest side of town. I got there an hour and a half early because I didn’t want to deal with the 5:00 rush hour traffic on the freeway. I did okay on my own, but when the others showed up, I got distracted. I did manage about a thousand words there too. It was a good day!
Day 5 was pretty lit! Am I using that correctly? I went to a write-in at the library where I was the only one there for a good hour before two other people came. I didn’t get much writing done there because some prior clients from my last job found me and started talking to me about their problems, and then the writing folks and I started talking about the anime shows we’ve seen.
After the write-in, I continued to write. Well, I took a nap first. I was pretty sure that I was going to finish Episode 2 of The Heroes of Lunde. It took me three hours, but I finally did it! I finished Episode 2! So now I’m getting ready to start Episode 3! Boy am I glad I don’t have to come up with 100% of the material. I have a small synopsis to go from, and I’ll be pantsing the rest. Hopefully it goes well!
Day 4 was beautiful! I went to a write-in at the main library with one other person there and it was fun! I worked on my playlist for my radio show while I wrote. I was stuck for a bit on what should happen next in the story. The Heroes weren’t sure what to do, the villains took some time out to enjoy some cinnamon raisin muffins while I tried to figure out what they were to do. It was one of those things where I knew what needed to happen, but I hesitate to trust my instincts. So, I gave into my instincts and kept writing. I wrote some more during my radio show and I think I’m in a good position to finish Episode 2 in Day 5!
Day 3 was so good! I wrote for four hours at a write-in hosted at a local used book store! I planned the event and I was very happy more than three people showed up! I should have taken pictures!
I feared that the story was wrapping up too quickly. I was at 8k and I sensed that I was nearing the end. I started to panic a little bit. I want these episodes of The Heroes of Lunde to be about 15-20k. I can’t have it ending at 8k. I had to think of more plot to keep it going. Not that I want to fill this full of filler, but I want there to be a full reading experience. I’m just about finished with Part 2. Gotta figure out what Part 3 is going to be about. I have about 5-10k left to write.