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WIPMarathon Check-In #7 (3)

I had kind of a hellish, busy week, so I wrote only on Sunday and Wednesday. *sigh* I might still write today, but since I have so much else to do, I’m not sure I’ll be able to. *sighs again* I’ll count any words today toward next week, then.

Last Check-in Wordcount + ChapterCount (+ scene count if you’re revising): 19,391 words and seven chapters

Current WC + CC (or SC): 21,839 words and eight and a half chapters

WIP Issues this week: Not too many issues with the WIP itself, just finding the time and energy to write.

What I learned this week in writing: I’m still working “off-synopsis” in a way. (I’m expanding on a few sentences in the synopsis that didn’t go into detail.) It’s quite possible to plot and pants at the same time!

What distracted me this week while writing: A lot of work and a lot of stress.

Last 200 words: Can’t.

I have news I’ll be able to share soon! I know at least one of you saw it and was kind enough to give me a shout-out about it anyway. πŸ˜‰ But I’m waiting for the big announcement next week.

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YA author of THE NEVER VEIL SERIES (NOBODY'S GODDESS, NOBODY'S LADY, NOBODY'S PAWN), FALL FAR FROM THE TREE, BALLAD OF THE BEANSTALK, JOSIE'S COAT, and DROWNED SILENCE.

16 thoughts on “WIPMarathon Check-In #7 (3)

  1. I’m intrigued to know what the news is! πŸ™‚ At least you got some words down this week. I know what you mean about plotting and pantsing at once – I deviated from my outline a bit in the middle and now I’m trying to pull all the pieces together!

    1. Sorry I keep teasing everyone. I actually could have started teasing in early October, or maybe even mid-September, but I’ve been good and have kept my mouth shut. πŸ˜„

      It feels nice to know I have a synopsis to fall back on, but I still have the freedom to write ideas as I think of them!

  2. Can’t wait to hear your good news!
    And great job this week, in spite of how busy you were.
    I have an outline that’s numbered according to the chapters, which I guess would help me figure out the synopsis when the time comes, but every day, before I write anything, I go through the particular chapter on the outline. If it sounds right, I go ahead. If it doesn’t, I figure it out.
    Hope your next week is filled with more productivity! πŸ™‚

    1. I can’t wait to share it! I’ve really had to learn the art of patience as a writer! πŸ˜„

      Thank you, you too!

      I usually do outlines by chapter, but I didn’t this time for some reason. It’s still working all right, though.

  3. I love pantsing and plotting at the same time! I have the confidence to do whatever I want because I know exactly where I’m going kind of thing. ^_^

    I’m looking forward to the big news as well. πŸ˜€

  4. I also kind of plot and pants simultaneously. I always have a plot outline but it tends to be pretty rough and I change my mind about a lot of things as I go along … so even when I plan out a whole story, it always ends up way different than I expected. I look forward to hearing what your news is! πŸ™‚

    1. I used to just pants and it didn’t work well for me for most of my WIPs, so yeah, even though the outline changes, it helps to have one!

      I hope to share it soon! By the end of next week, if I get the go-ahead!

  5. I just had to look up “plot and pants” because I didn’t know what it meant, and yet it’s something I do all the time! I swear half the time while writing I go, “Plot, what plot?” But there are things that have stuck from the beginning, so I can’t say I make it *all* up as I go. πŸ˜‰

    And wow, I can’t believe you’re already past 20k despite not having a whole lot of time to write! Congrats!

    So excited about your good news! πŸ˜€

    1. I learned “pantsing” from the writers on Twitter, lol, but yeah, that describes what I used to do. Now I plot, but there’s a bit of pantsing, too.

      Well, I had 9000 words I wrote in mid-2012, so really I’ve only written like 11,000 sine January. πŸ˜„ But still. I could have gotten so much more done if I just had the brain power.

      πŸ˜€

  6. Congrats on the great news. Can’t wait to hear it!

    I outline and pants and beat out scenes in no particular order. There’s not a right way to do it so why not do it your way? πŸ™‚ Sounds like you had a great week and good luck with what’s to come! πŸ™‚

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