Above & Beyond

No one can be more surprised than myself at this very moment. Not only did I write today’s word count goal but I also wrote beyond that. I wrote 2,290 words! That’s right and I can’t be more pleased. And I have hit 25k words!


This hadn’t been my plan at all. See I like to hand write anything before I type it up on my laptop. Today’s pages weren’t too appealing just because nothing really interesting was going to happen until much later in the ‘arc.’ As I started writing, I couldn’t bring myself to continue. Honestly, I didn’t want to even write today. For some time, I was forcing myself to type up what I had written. Somewhere after the first 500 words, a scene between Avon and one of the supporting characters, Sean, started forming in my head.

I diverged from the plot and plan that I had set up for today and typed up that story. The words just flowed like magic. I couldn’t stop writing and it felt like my fingers were ready to fall off. It doesn’t even matter that I might not be able to use this scene later (but as I think about it now, I definitely can use it later – it fits the plot), I knew that I just needed to write this scene now. It was such a character defining moment for Avon. I feel very proud.

Tomorrow: I will follow the plan that I had for today unless anything else changes.

Word Count: 2,290

A nice surprise

As I was writing today, I got the perfect opportunity to delve into Avon’s (the Lead) path before she went on a psychotic rampage. I didn’t plan for any of this to happen and I must say it felt good. I’m getting to know my character better. There are still issues on the execution of plot points that I’m still having trouble with but at this point, I just got push on.

I will say that I’m not hating everything about the story so far. The editor has taken a nap. While I do leave myself notes on the side to revisit parts that need to work on, it’s not as bad as it was to begin with.

Tomorrow’s plot: no idea.

Word Count: 1,766