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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.


Author of YA speculative fiction and cozy paranormal mysteries.

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. XD

      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! XD

      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. XD But still. I could have gotten so much more done if I just had the brain power.


  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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