M.A. Wohl

Writer on a Quest

This week word count goal: 32 500 words
Word count so far: 19 016 words

I am keeping last week’s word count goal. And I am also chopping in my weekly word count goal.
I’m bringing it down to 5 000 words. I’ll finish the zero draft later, but it’s ok.

My most recent rejection letter reminded me that, yes, you should consider the market before starting a new writing project. But you should also write a good story for the readers to enjoy.

I am going to focus more on writing a good story than on my word count.

First chapter debates

I am still re-writing the ten chapters I’ve written so far, working on the characters, on their voice.
I am also, again, debating the beginning of the story. Am I starting the novel at the right moment? Yes, but no, but at the same time, yes, it is a fun way to introduce some characters.
The problem is the point of view again.

The first chapter needs to have an omniscient point of view after all. Dah, dah, daaaaahhhhh!

And on that very dramatic note, I will quit rambling and get some reading action going.
I should be reading murder mysteries to help me figure out some things in the new writing project, so, of course I picked up a fantasy novel Dianna Wynne Jones!
I read it a dozen times too, but who cares. It such a comfort, a great story.

Thank you for reading! Until next time…

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