Inspiring You: Day 2

I'm so excited about this challenge. I ended up sleeping in later, but knowing I had all of you working with me and working on your own projects, I knew I had to accomplish something!

This morning, I began what I'm calling my STORY DRAFT. I'm letting myself free write, I refuse to worry - at this time - about how badly I'm telling, or what words do or don't sound right. I am drafting as I see the story unfold in my head. I've got about 2 subplots going and the one major plot working. I've found I need to give some of my character's names and need to work on the background for them. All of this I plan to come back to. Right now, I'm drafting and I'll worry about everything else later.

This is the first time I've approached a story in this manner. Or, maybe in my earliest drafts, this is what I did, but I thought I was properly writing the story. I'm hoping this maneuver will help me as I work toward the completed manuscript and will better prepare me to attack revisions when that time comes.

Today, my word count is 1,191 for the rough draft. More than I expected! Woo-Hoo! I pushed through this morning and am excited about this progress. I can't wait to hear how all of you did yesterday and this morning. Please share!!

(Don't forget, some lovely prizes await you at the end of the month for those who reach their appointed challenge!) Check out Day 1 for more details.


Lindi Peterson said…
Confession--yesterday nada!! And I've overslept today. I hope to get something done tonight. Will check back in.
And I have a few minutes this morning. I'm going to grab my coffee and get started.
yeah on the 1000+ words for you Christy!
Christy LaShea said…
Lindi, I hope you get some writing done before work! My daughter is sick again, so we are running on a later schedule today, waiting for the doctor to open. I may be able to squeeze some more words in... if not, I've got some ideas I can continue to develop until later.
Cindy R. Wilson said…
Good job on the word count. Yesterday I finished up character sketches and did my chapter by chapter outline for eight chapters. Just got started today but I'm hoping to plot at least 12 more chapters. Hopefully I can start writing tomorrow!
Lindi Peterson said…
Hope the girl is okay!!

And Cindy--great progress!!
Lindi Peterson said…
Oh, and I got a few pages revised this morning. Further along that I was but not as far along as I would like to be.
Rebecca Lynn said…
Yay, Christy! And Lindi with the revisions! Woohoo!

I wrote 3268 words today!!!!

I just sort of got in a zone and really went to town. Good news is, I wrote myself through this horrific scene that I'd been dreading writing, and all the way to two more chapters! :-)

Aaah, Christy, what a great jumpstart. I really do so much better with goals!!

Thanks for the support, ladies. Looking forward to more word counts tomorrow.


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