Diary of a new writing project. Day 9: writing in a office

I am also trying something new, for my own sanity, and for the sake of getting through the first draft (or draft zero, if you’re more familiar with that term).

Word count goal for the week: 7 500 words
Word count so far: 3 336 words

I spent the entire day on a office chair. Most of it anyway.
What I really mean to say my butt hurt, my eyes are burning, twinkle twinkle little star is stuck in my head and I just want to go to bed, watch Ghostbusters again (it is the season after all) and call it a night.
But here I am, keeping up with that writing diary project, simply hoping it will be useful to someone.

Changing up the writing routine was not has dreadful as I feared it would be. I couldn’t work on the YA-WIP as much I would have like to, but still, I wrote more than I thought. All thanks to the tips I picked up in one of Chris Fox craft books.
I clear the distractions, Internet included this time, put in some white noise – a show I know by heart – and sprint-write my way through chapter 2.

I am also trying something new, for my own sanity, and for the sake of getting through the first draft (or draft zero, if you’re more familiar with that term).
I will neither revise nor edit until I reach 25 000 words.

Why revise or edit something I might trash anyway? Because it helps me with the story structure, the characters arcs; in one word, it helps with the general flow of it all. Plus, I love working on the writing, on how I can make this description shorter, or more to the point. I keep an eye on repetitive words or turn of phrase, hoping I won’t have to write too many drafts before the novel is ready to send to the publishers (where I live, no literary agent; query is addressed directly to the publishers).

Time for a chocolate pudding. Nope, I didn’t quiet reach the word count goal for today. But close enough for a chocolate pudding.

Auteur : M. A.

Writing stories, reading books. Joy! Écrire des histoires, lire des romans. Joie!

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