Unfortunately, I did not complete chapter six. A charater is missing a name, he needs it before I can continue. I did that with Xander, too. He started as Bastian, but it wasn't him, so I couldn't go any further until I got it figured out. I was stalled for a few days. I would have thought of a name over the weekend, but I was an extra photographer at a wedding on Saturday :) It was a blast. Now, I am back to my writing world.
My goal for this week is to get to the end of chapter seven. I haven't got a clue what chapter seven will be about just yet, but I will complete it, which means I must complete chapter six. :)
Now, does anyone have a name for a warlock that starts with a K or M and is 8 characters long, tops?
I have decided, I will start writing down my daily or weekly writing goals to hopefully stay on top of my writing.
Today's goal: Think about Chapter 6 and what needs to be told. Write down important points and begin writing it out. I need to figure out what is on Clay's mind at this point in the story and if he needs to get to his fated destination just yet. Ahhh! My mind need sto figure this out so my fingers can write it out.
Goal for the week: Complete Chapter 6 by Monday the latest.
I am currently working on chapter five. I have the chapter figured out, now I just need to get it into written form. It is currently standing at 838 words. I expect it to be just over 2000 words once it is completed.
My entire story is currently standing at 14,097 words. Granted, only 11,749 words are consecutive. The remaining are tidbits I had already written when they began clawing at the inside of my head.
Goal for today: complete chapter five. Can I do it?
I have finished Chapter 4! I'm so excited, things are really falling into place and Seryn's story is only going to get better. She still has a lot to be told. I have around 10,500 words in my first 4 chapters. I'm so excited to have finally hit the 10,000 word mark!
Chapter five is off to a rough start, but I have been doing some editing on the first four chapters and hopefully chapter five will start itself once my revisions are complete.
Well, off to finish my edits, maybe I'll get gutsy enough to share another passage sometime this week.
Here is a chunk from my first chapter, although, I'm thinking I need to add some more. Please remember, this is only my 1st draft and the story isn't even complete yet. I intend to write more details and possibly add some extras to the beginning. This is the first page:
* Removed, thank you to all who read and commented :) *
I'm almost finished with Chapter two, just a few more things to plug into the story/dialogue and it is complete. The first two chapters are a bit of introduction to the two main characters. Chapter three is when the fun begins. Don't worry, though, the first two chapters are far from slow.
What I find amusing about my writing process, is that, even though I know all the major events, even though I know how it is going to end; the unfolding of this world, these characters, their story excites me. I can't wait to find out how all these things that I know are going to happen come around. I love seeing the characters grow as their simple world gets stretched and molded, as things happen to the characters.
I know the final words of chapter two, but I don't know how much more still needs to be let out before those words are written down and the pre-first draft gets sent to Missy.
By the way, if you are a writer and you don't have a Missy, I suggest getting yourself one ;). Missy is my best friend and she is helping this story take the exact shape I want/need it to take. I finished my pre-first draft of chapter one and sent it to her. She read it and then sent me an e-mail with all the questions that went through her head while she read. I can't tell you how immensely helpful that was. Most of the questions she asked will be answered before the end of the book, but there were some I hadn't thought out and from that, I was able to add in the details my tale was missing. She is truly going to be one of the main nails in keeping this story put together, with her, the reader won't need my brain to understand all the little details.
Well, I need to finish up and get dinner started. I hope to be done with Chapter two tonight and have chapter three close to completed by tomorrow (I already have the last half completed, just need to iron out the details to lead up to the end).