Half and Half- Part 2

So, the only reason why I finished writing the second part was because I had errands to run – mostly to buy groceries for me and the housemates. And I also forgot how divide for a moment. I realized this when I was sitting in traffic. Six hundred times 2 is not 18k. Yeah, it’s been a long week. I hope it doesn’t happen again. Fingers crossed.

Saying that, I will say that I was able to move the plot forward. All the hints and the subplot are starting to get intertwined. They’re all feeding into the story. There’s little more than ten days left before the end of the month and so I think I can finish the story entirely. I’m not sure yet but I’m not too worried. I have time.

On a side note, I will say that I have to fix my sentence structure. They’re all the same: subject, verb, etc. They also start with ‘she’ a lot. I try to have some variety but it’s hard to keep remembering that just because I’m typing this up, it is not set in stone. I also think that my characters feel a bit flat so I definitely need to take a look at them again when this is all said and done. Sure I’m picking out all the flaws but don’t worry, I won’t do anything about them now. I’ll just keep them in mind so, as I continue to type, I can be aware of them.

Tomorrow plot: I’m not sure. Oh wait. Avon is going to get information about the gooey blob she found. The lab has found out what it is. The plot thickens.

Word Count:1,841

Half and Half -Part 1

I decided to try something different today. For the last seventeen days, I have been writing around 1,800 words (sometimes less) all in one sitting. This probably contributes to the reason of why I finish writing well into the evening. Or should I say night? Whatever the case may be, I wanted to try out something new.

Instead of writing all 1,800 words today, I have written six hundred off words right now. In the long run, I think this will be helpful for me because I won’t have to come up with a ridiculous idea that has no part in the story when I have no idea what to write. With the break in the middle, I have time to plan what comes next. Honestly, this all sound like another excuse I’m making.

Sure who is to say that I will write the other half of my word count later. It’s why this method of writing is an experiment. I want to see if I can be more productive if I cut the work in half. It allows me a break instead of getting distracted (like yesterday) by mediums of entertainment. I also think that it’s worth the try and as long as I get the words typed up, it should be fine.

Here’s hoping. What ‘tricks’ have worked for you when you get distracted from writing? Do you find some better than others? Or does it all depend on commitment?

Word Count so far: 608

P.S.¬† Does anyone have any recommendations for playlists to write? I’m getting tired of all my music.