Wednesday, 3 August 2011

WIP 2 - Nearly 40% Done

Ever since I started with regular daily goals on WIP2, I've been sailing through the writing. It was never actually an issue about writing itself, but without clear goals, I always ended up focusing on editing or worrying about it. So now, with minimum daily word count to write, it's been fun. 

What's interesting about this is that I've gone back to almost seat-of-the-pants writing. I know, I raved about outlining with the previous book. And the fact is, I would ideally like to have a complete outline. But with this one, outline thing just wasn't working out. I knew key points of the plot, but that's about it. So I decided what the hell...let's get started. And at least so far, I don't find myself floundering. It's nice to know the end point, but it's also good to have the freedom to let imagination run wild. Of course it will only be after the end of first draft I will find out if it works out or if there are plot holes to fill. But so far, like I said, I'm really enjoying it. 

Now I'm just getting it impatient, because I want to finish the first draft already, and run with the story. But that will be done before end of October, so not too long. 

How about you? How are your projects coming along?


  1. Projects... aren't coming along. I'll admit, I'm being lazy. Horrible, I know. But this November, power writing!

    Glad your own WIP is going so well!


  2. One of the strange things I've discovered about writing books is that each one has its own ideas about how it should be written, and you can't fight it!

    Glad your WIP is going well! I think it's time I got a word counter for mine, that really helped me keep going with the last one.

  3. Hi Kelsey,

    Thanks for stopping by :-) Following your blog now. If you are being lazy, and know it, then enjoy it ;) Good luck for November Power Writing. NaNo rocks!

  4. Joey,

    That's so true. Really enjoying writing this WIP. I love word counters - they sure motivate me, and it's just sooooo cool to see the number go up.