It's just now 11:06 pm and here's the results of today's Make Writing A Habit I Can't Stop blog challenge:
1. How much did I write?
652 words (although admittedly some of it was notes.)
Word count for the day and how long did it take I?
Total word count is the 652 and it took about 30 minutes.
2. What is the current word count of my Work In Progress (WIP)?
288 words (although the other 364 are notes directly associated with the story.)
3. How do I feel about what/how I did today in the writing session?
I have to admit, I'm not overly impressed by what I did. Not sure if any of it will be kept, but it's a good start and gives me something to work from when I get started tomorrow.
As for how I did, again, not overly impressed because I found quite a few excuses not to write...which isn't a good thing when you consider I'm supposed to be developing discipline.
4. Compare/Contrast today's session to yesterdays.
Nothing to compare or contrast yet, since today was the first day. Will see what happens tomorrow.
Was it easier/harder?
NA -- It was hard because I wasn't sure where to start or what to write. I don't feel like I've made any progress, yet I've identified a few little things for myself that I think will help with tomorrow.
Those things include:
Drafting a rough outline
Identifying turning points and key scene goals and themes
Write out background for Rick to immerse myself in who and what he is.
Expand on villains' backgrounds to immerse myself in who and what they are and the goals driving them and how those goals are impacted/thwarted by Rick and Becka.
Write out background on secondary characters to better understand where they fit into the situation involving the villains and Rick and Becka.
Did I enjoy it?
No, I actually didn't enjoy it because it felt a little forced. I don't feel like the scene is going to be used, but at the same time, it gives me a jumping off point and that's the most important thing.
5. What am I looking forward to in tomorrow's session?
I think I'm looking forward to doing more prep work on the story. I want to try to set up my turning points and sketch a rough outline to a few necessary scenes so all I have to do is create the structure of the story, then fill in the holes. (See notes under question #4.)
My favorite line:
Not much written so I don't really have any true favorite lines... Guess I'd have to say it's:
The aged single malt had gone down smooth, yet
it didn’t still the beast growling at its fetters every time his gaze paused on
a specific brunette.
Day 1 of challenge - met and completed!!