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WIPMarathon Check-In #9 (5)

I can’t believe it’s over already! (True, I only participated in half of it, but it still flew by!) I’ll be sure to check back in with the monthly updates.

Last Check-in Wordcount + ChapterCount (+ scene count if you’re revising): 22,821 words and eight and a half chapters

Current WC + CC (or SC): 27,301 words and ten and a half chapters

WIP Issues this week: Nothing too much, just finding the time to write, as usual. And I went back to switching tenses. I thought I was over that. I think my next ms will have to be in present again since I clearly want to write that way. (Watch me keep writing in past when I work on that one, though.)

What I learned this week in writing: I’m still “off synopsis,” but I’m getting closer to getting back on track. I also learned you can really miss writing for one character who hasn’t appeared in a while. (I want to get further into the story so that character can come back already!)

What distracted me this week while writing: Mostly work, but early in the week I actually had free time I could have used to write, but I had a bad head cold and couldn’t focus, d’oh. I’m better now, though.

Last 200 words: Can’t because it’s the sequel to my book releasing next year

Plans After WIPMarathon: I’m going to keep working on this sequel. I may not be finding as much time to write as I would like (and I only worked on ONE of my many goals at the start of the WIPMarathon this whole time! But it was the most important one), but even juggling all I juggled in January, I managed to get a significant chunk done. I’m surprised, actually. It felt like I had NO TIME to write, but that clearly wasn’t true. That gives me hope that even when I’m overwhelmed by the rest of my life, I will find a way to write, even if it’s not every day, and it’ll help keep me sane.


Author of YA speculative fiction and cozy paranormal mysteries.

10 thoughts on “WIPMarathon Check-In #9 (5)

  1. Glad you’re feeling better! I always seem to get a cold when I have free time to write, it’s such a pain! It’s great that you’ve managed to get writing done even when juggling it with other things. I’m the same – writing’s what keeps me sane when things are crazy!

    1. Thanks! I guess it’s better than being sick and having work-related responsibilities, it just made me sad. XD

      Yup! Here’s to living in made-up worlds to make sense of the craziness in this one. ^^

    1. Thanks! It was more than I felt I had done!

      I keep telling myself I CAN’T skip ahead to write that character. I need to know how everyone got to that point first. XD But yeah!

      You too!

  2. Gosh, I hate when I have plenty of time to get some words down and something gets in the way. Glad you’re felling better. It’s amazing how much progress we can still make when we’re busy. 🙂 I hope you’re having fun with this sequel!

  3. Great job, Amy!

    I’m so with you on writing and sanity. Hopefully, like you said, we’ll always find a way to do it.

    Good luck this month and thanks for being a part of WIPMarathon!

  4. 22k+ and you only participated in half of the marathon?!? Congrats!! 🙂 That’s amazing, and inspiring to me for trying to still catch up to everyone else, post-marathon! (I was revising something else that took over). It’s amazing what you can accomplish even when you look at the “available” time and think there’s just not enough. Rock on!

    1. Well, I actually had 9k completed before I started (I worked on the ms a bit in 2012) ;), but still, I’m happy with the progress! Thanks! Indeed–I felt so busy I felt like I did nothing, but that obviously wasn’t true! Revising is just as important as writing. Good luck with your projects!


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