My routine has been shot to hell due to various disruptions; ranging from a funeral to a nasty illness in which I slept for five days straight. It’s bee about a week since we’ve gotten back and I’m beginning to chisel back some form of routine.
Today I tackled the muddle that is the resolution of my novel. I now have a fully formed plan and am super excited to get out of the planning phase and into writing!
Not really sure what my word count is today because there’s been a lot of copying, pasting and reorganising.
Hopefully, today will be my kick start back into writing!
I am slowly returning to the world of the living. Despite spending the majority of the day either coughing or sneezing my brain is creaking into gear. I’m continuing to write down descriptions of locations using sound, sight, smell, taste and feel. Since I last updated I’ve written seven locations, 1133 words.
Today’s Word Count 521
I’ve been ill with a nasty chest infection. I have been stuck to the sofa. Every time I move my breath becomes short and heaving. At it’s worst I couldn’t take a few steps without having to take my Inhaler. It has been thoroughly exhausting.
However, like any good scribe, I took the opportunity to exploit my aching body for the good of my novel. I now have a brand new first-hand account of a chest infection…lucky me?
Todays Wordcount: 122
Today was not the best. It started with a tickly throat that’s now become a hacking cough. I chipped a tooth and my body is aching all over.
However, I did manage to do a bit of writing despite being huddled up in a blanket for most of the day.
Today’s Wordcount: 286
I can feel my brain focusing in a way it hasn’t in a long time. I forgot how tiring it can be, delving deep into another world. Today I continued to write up location descriptions using the basic prompt of our five senses. I tend to focus too much on what is seen and ignore the other senses. The prompts force me to be more creative.
Today’s Wordcount 375
So I finished off my location research today and started writing a brief description for each. So far I’ve written two and am half way through the third. I think once I’ve done the locations I’m going to write a solid description for each character.
Just a few of my favourite images
stupa at Ajanta caves
Today’s Wordcount 273
I’ve been having lots of fun today fleshing out my world. Going through my scene plan I’ve listed all the main locations in my novel. I then collected images to get a feel for space. Here’s a few of my favourite images from the day.
Today’s wordcount 331
A Migraine is threatening its onslaught so just a brief update.
Today’s Word Count: 190
It only actually took about and hour and a half to compile a solid plot outline from the numerous scene breakdowns I’ve written over the past year or so.
Feeling happily confident I can get back on with writing now. I’ll extract the good parts of previous drafts, revise and redraft until I’m somewhat content.
Today’s wordcount 369
I’ve been trying to figure out where on earth I am in my novel, at this point there are so many revisions it’s a bit terrifying to delve back in. I think I have somewhat managed to puzzle the versions apart. Now it’s time to un-pick exactly which plot line I am following.
Sticky notes, space and a tsunami of paper led to some vague form of clarity. I am religiously staying to my schedule and as soon as I’d unravelled the mess it was time to take a break and then start something new.
At least now all my notes are in a row and I have a good starting off point for next time. If I’m sticking to my routine, that should be tomorrow!
Today’s Word Count: 350