Archive for August 29th, 2011

Final Word Count: August 28, 2011- 4,270 (lots of pages); 1 journal page

I finally hit my stride. I don’t know where this came from or what had happened but my story’s fallen into place, I have a clear picture of where it’s going, what’s going to happen and how it’s going to resolve. And the best part? It’s jam-packed with action! There’s kidnapping, murder, outlaws, and all sorts of wild things going on that I never contemplated.

I absolutely LOVE writing without an outline. Yes it’s a little stressful sometimes but you have to trust yourself as a writer and sometimes you need to give yourself the freedom to let things happen as they want to. Nothing good ever comes from forcing something (and this isn’t just true for literature). Can I writer 5,000 words a day for the next 3 days? I’m not sure but I’m certainly going to try.

I’m hoping the last 15,000 words will come quickly and easily; in the grand scheme of things it’s not that much. If I had 20,000 left I’d be worrying. There’s lots of action happening and still some back story to fill in and 2 more characters make their purpose known so it should go by pretty quickly. With all this, I’m expecting the writing aspect will be fairly easy. I can’t wait to get back into it; I’ve already almost completed 2,000 this morning!

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