Friday 6 October 2017

Current WIP: Week Four

Welcome to my fourth current WIP update! :)

This week started with a public holiday, so I didn't actually add any new words until Tuesday. But the word count was pretty heavy for the rest of the week because I knew exactly where the story was going and how it was going to end. Mostly. ;)

So I pushed ahead. Even though I did backtrack several times because everything was swamping my brain at the same time and sometimes didn't come out in the right order.

Here's how this week's w/c turned out: 
  • Monday: 62,932 (added 0w) 
  • Tuesday: 68,213 (added 5281w) 
  • Wednesday: 71,799 (added 3586w) 
  • Thursday: 76,971 (added 5172w) 

Yes! The first draft is now DONE. Yay.

I actually finished one day before my self-imposed deadline. Just in time for hubby's one-week break. How's that for good timing? Phew.

After writing this book, I really need a break. This story was an incredible experience. I knew a demonic possession book would take me into some pretty screwed up places, but I didn't realise it would be so overwhelming. It was a LOT more emotional than I expected, and so many surprises popped up.

It's also made me realise that I can't write a story without kissing. I was so sure there would be no complicated love story, but there is and that just adds to the horror. *rubs hands together*

I'm very happy with how the novel turned out and can't wait to revise it, but it'll also be good to get a bit of distance from it.


Today I sorted all of my random WIP notes so everything's in the one spot. I also updated all of my inspirational pics. This is a pesky job that I have to deal with after finishing a draft. It kinda sucks, but has to be done.

I'm feeling a bit wonky today. Not sure if it's the usual change of season thing, the clogged up rhinitis that returns when I least expect it, I might be coming down with something, or it could be the ongoing stress of these freaking endless remedial works. They're bringing out the worst in people and I'm so ready for everything to go back to normal.

At least school starts again on Monday and I get to laze around with hubby for a week. I need a break. I need to take a deep breath. And I REALLY need a break. Especially with NaNoWriMo just around the corner.

Oh, and we're going to watch Blade Runner 2049 tomorrow. We actually watched the original last weekend, and the replicants were still the most humane characters.

Have a good one!

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