I’ve been feeling severely over-extended in my regular life and haven’t posted for a couple of weeks. As I check things off my non-writing to-do list, I’m hoping to get back at it.
Last week, I wrote 916 words. I also experimented with a trial subscription to One Stop for Writers. I really liked the scene map, so I plotted out the next eight or so scenes. One thing I found helpful was that the guiding questions focused on motivation and conflict, things I tend to think about in terms of the overall story, but not necessarily on a scene by scene basis. It surprised me to find it was easier to write planning this way, versus a play-by-play of my characters’ actions.
This week, I want to write 2000 words.