WIPMarathon Check-In #2

Last Check-in Wordcount: 27,847.

Current Wordcount: 31,098.

I know, I didn’t add a whole lot this week. Not even half of what I need to be adding on a weekly basis to meet my goal. But the chances of me actually meeting my goal are pretty slim now. I’ll keep trying though.

WIP Issues this week:

While no longer sick, I was still suffering from after-flu exhaustion this past week and struggled to get things done. Plus, this wip is just moving slowly. I was feeling really blah about the upcoming chapters, which slowed me down even more. But I know that when I feel that way it means that something’s wrong with the plot/scene/chapter. Yesterday I came up with a way to change things up. I’m excited about the new ideas so I’m hoping I’ll be able to make more progress this coming week. (Fingers crossed!)

What distracted me this week while writing:

I spent some of my writing time rewriting song lyrics for holiday songs. I wrote three different, personalized versions of 12 Days of Christmas as gifts for my critique partners. Then I rewrote Let It Snow for querying writers (I Must Wait). I’m glad I took the time for that though. The lyrics seemed to make my CPs happy and when my CPs are happy, I’m happy. 🙂

I still don’t feel comfortable sharing my last 200 words. Too messy.

I hope everyone makes good progress in the week to come!

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WIPMarathon Check-In #1

Starting Wordcount = 24,600.

Curent Wordcount = 27,847.

WIP Issues this week:

This week my issues weren’t really with my wip. The problem was that I came down with the stomach flu and wasn’t able to write much. So I’m way behind on my goal. I still don’t have a lot of energy but I’m going to do my best to keep moving forward, whether or not I can catch up on my wordcount.

I won’t post my last 200 words this week. They need too much work at the moment and I would just embarrass myself. Maybe another week though!

Hopefully next week I’ll have made more progress than I did this week!