Sunday, 23 August 2009
August Word Count - 37K + Not Counting
I did decent job in the beginning of August, and reached word count of 37483 by 17th of August in my novels. But from 17th - 0. And it's most likely to stay that way for a while, because I am reevaluating forward plan. I have almost decided to let my Indian fictions alone for now, and focus only on Fantasy/Sci-fi (which for now is only Fantasy). In Fantasy, I have two complete first drafts, but I intend to replot both of them and make considerable changes, and I am plotting a new WIP for NaNo, so currently, I am just plotting, not writing. Sometimes it's tempting to start writing because I feel as if suddenly my word count ability would drift off, but I have also experienced first hand that directionless writing is not for me. So this time, I intend to attempt it right (for me) with detailed plotting. Unfortunately, detailed plotting takes time. I am not working on Epic Fantasy at all for now - just WIP 2 and the new WIP. For WIP 2, I have made a decision that would change everything. First draft is written from a female POV. I intend to change the story and make another character MC, a man. I think he has got more challenges to overcome than the female, so that should hopefully make a more interesting story. But if I don't start writing, I am never going to meet my 250K goal for 2009. Decisions! Decisions! But I think here, I might sacrifice quantity in favour of quality. How are your goals for August coming along?