Saturday, April 10, 2010
As you can see by the graphic, I didn't quite make my stated goal of 10,000 words this week. C'est la vie.
If that sounds like I'm shrugging things off—I'm not. In truth, the word count doesn't completely reflect the actual progress I made this week. It was another one of those "thinking" weeks, where I spent a lot of time mulling things over while doing other (non-writing) things. I worked out some initial motivations and backstory, most of which I wrote down in my notebook, but some of which is still just in my head. I've decided not to go too far with backstory, motivation, and plot at this point. I'd like to get to know these characters as the story unfolds (i.e. while I write it) in order to keep things fresh. Slowly, but surely, I'm learning what my "process" is—and detailed plotting it ain't!
My goal for the coming week? Well, this week I'm trying something different. I'm not setting a word count. Instead, my goal is to write something every day. I need to get back into the writing habit, you see.
How'd you do this week? Any news you'd like to share?