Friday Update #1

Happy Friday everyone! This week has definitely been an interesting one. I started the week strong with my writing, with more than 14,500 words in those first three days (Sunday-Tuesday). Then Wednesday hit, and my focus shifted to watching the results of the U.S. 2020 election roll in. It’s hard to focus when the future’s on the line. I did still manage to hit the standard 1667 daily word goal both days, but I made little progress, and I feel the words I wrote declined in quality.

The other thing I’ve discovered through the course of my writing thus far is that my outline is short. I estimate that, by the time I finish the main important chapters of the book, I may be around 10,000 words short of the 50,000 word goal. In reality, that’s not too much of an issue, I’ve already found a few places where I can insert additional material that will enhance the scenery of the story nicely. Still, it’s something I hadn’t expected.

I have yet to write my words for the day, and I anticipate hitting the same lower word count today as the the last couple. Even though the election results are starting to look a little more certain, it’s been a tense week, and I need a break. I intend to write a little every day this weekend, even if I don’t hit my word goal, and will try to see where I can add more to the story.

In the meantime thanks to everyone who voted, and keep reading! I’ll see you all next Friday.


Published by sterling2063

Physicist by trade, writer by passion.

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