Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Back at it!

After being in a big writing slump over the past few weeks for a variety of reasons, I'm back at it. A big thing about writing is that you have to have to do it. You can talk about it all you want and discuss the business side of things, but writers gotta write.

I really like the concept of my current work-in-progress. It has nothing to do with superheroes. Pop culture plays a major role in it. I'm not quite ready to share the concept just yet.

The book was at about 50,000 words when I stopped writing it a few months ago. I ended up going through revisions for II Crimsonstreak and then worked on III Crimsonstreak. Because of that, this book went by the wayside. I'd written the first 50,000 words pretty quickly, but returning to it proved problematic. I needed to read the whole book again and make notes. I struggled mightily to get back into my characters' heads and then set aside some time to outline the plot.

I'm happy to report that I'm back into the swing of things.

Saturday: 3,600 words
Sunday: 1,100 words
Monday: 1,500 words
Tuesday: 2,000 words

I'm averaging about 2,000 words/day over four days. I feel that surge of momentum and know there's a long way to go before I have a first draft. If I can keep up this pace, I should have a first draft completed in about three weeks.

Then, it's likely time to revise III Crimsonstreak and try to figure out what to write next.

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