Distractions

Mistakes were made and YouTube was not my friend today. Usually, I listen to playlists when I write and today, it was different. Too many channels that I subscribed too updated and yes, I clicked and watched all the videos. (insert a sigh here)

However, I will say that I did manage to finish all my word count goal for today. Even though it was later than usual. I mentioned how the month had passed by really quick well, it didn’t feel like it today. Honestly, I want (-ed) a break from writing today which is why I took longer to write today but I know I can’t because I promised myself that I would finish this novel and I don’t want to rush at the end.

Let’s just say that a lot of heads were lost and we’ll leave it at that.

Word Count: 1,839

Stories Thrive In Conflict

I’ve hit 20k+ words today! It’s more than I wrote last year but let’s not talk about last year. Ah, it feel so good. Plus, I didn’t have to make up petty arguments like yesterday. Now the story can truly progress forward. It was about time too.

Today, I’m proud to say that I instigated two fights. I meant in my story of course. Generally, I don’t like confrontations unless I have to get into an argument. Anyways, the first “fight” was between Avon (the Lead) and Margret (Avon’s fellow co-worker of sorts). They have history since Avon dated Margret’s brother and now that brother is dead (sort of) but that’s all I’ll say because SPOILERS! Now isn’t the time to reveal any twists.

Technically, it wasn’t a fight. It was more like

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with Margret’s face being that bag. It wasn’t pretty. And I probably spent too much time looking up that gif than I needed to but I regret nothing.

The second “fight” was not a fight at all. It was more like Avon insulted someone and the third party wouldn’t have any of that. She jerks the truck off the road and they stop. Being a werewolf the third party is ready to start gives Avon an earful. Avon on the other hand is like

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because someone has a backbone. Not many people do when it comes to Avon. Enforcers are seen as elite warriors that help the Fae Council rule with an iron fist.

I think the story needed more conflict between characters and about views and agendas. Plus, I noticed that the story wasn’t really going anywhere. I spent too much time in my character’s thoughts and there wasn’t enough balance between the actual story and those thoughts. From now on, I hope to avoid this kind of scenario.

Tomorrow’s plot: Personal agenda and professional agenda clash

Word Count: 1,720

 

Sticking Them Where It Hurts

Today marks the second day in which I place Avon into an uncomfortable position. More of her past is coming to light and she doesn’t not like that. What does she do: avoid, avoid, avoid and try to stay in her position of power. Moments like these are the best because I can show my character to be realistic rather than a 2D character.

I managed to write, not only about Avon’s past, but also about the deepening relationships between characters. In general, I do think that the plot matters and sometimes most of the stories I write are plot driven but I also think that character development is also important so I try to find a balance between the two.

Today is also the day that I have hit k words! Although not half way done, I think it is an important marker. 15k is no easy feat. I’m just glad that I have been writing more than the average word count to finish on time. It’s really great because when the holiday rolls around I want to spend as much time as I can with the people around me and I don’t have to spend such a long time writing in isolation.

Tomorrow’s plot: what is that blob of darkness?

Word count for today: 1,800