Friday 29 March 2019

This draft is done!

That's right. After five weeks of stop-start on this demonic WIP, it's finally done. Yay.

It feels really good to get this story completely out of my head because I've been carrying it with me for quite some time. And the way I tackled this draft was so different to the way I usually write that I came close to putting it aside several times. I'm glad I didn't.

I might have started slow, got distracted by real life stuff, and even put it aside for a bit so I could write + revise a short story that came out of nowhere. I also didn't know how long it would be because the initial idea started as a novelette. 

Still, I kept going. Didn't stop adding words, taking notes, thinking about it, and let things build up in my head until I hit my stride and got stuck into it mid-month. After that, I was hooked and the story took a life of its own. Which is when I totally lost myself in the wicked demonic happenings.

Anyway, here's this week's word count:

Monday: 42,545 (4363w)
Tuesday: 45,770 (3225w)
Wednesday: 50,378 (4,608w)
Thursday: 55,725 (5347w)
Friday: 57,427 (1,702w)

And you know what? The first draft is DONE! Well, I actually reached The End yesterday but I wanted to re-read the last three chapters again because when I wrote them, I got lost in a word frenzy and needed to add a few extra details.

I'm SO excited about this story because it ended up becoming a much deeper plot than I originally dreamed up. There are more problems, the horror is creepier, the characters more complex and the ending. Wow, it surprised me so much I didn't know the story was going end how it did. I kid you not!

I didn't see THAT coming, but it explains so much. 😬

Of course, now that I'm done, I've already started a Revision List. There are quite a few things I need to add to enhance and deepen the plot, etc. 

Actually, now that I'm done and the word count is so close to 60k, when I get stuck into the revision process I reckon the word count might end up in the 70k+ words.

The other thing I did was read PET SEMATARY. I remember watching the movie when I was a kid, and the book got lost in my bookshelf. Now that the new version of the movie is coming out, I wanted to read it before watching. And OMG, this book was heartbreaking and creepy and I LOVED it.

Also, we might have watched CAPTAIN MARVEL again. That makes THREE times and I'm still utterly in love with it. Tomorrow, we're going to watch US.

That's it for now, I suppose. This week's to-do list included finishing my WIP and reading a book. So, I achieved those two goals. 😊

Hope you have a great weekend! 

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