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.
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