Today I hit 10,000 words. What a great milestone to be at. Now if I can do that 8 more times this month, I’ll be where I want to be, story-wise. Getting 3,000 words in every day is tough–definitely more of a challenge that it sounds. I’m a lot more comfortable with my typical goal of 2,000 words per day. But I’m still ahead, and that’s what counts.
My current WIP is set on the coast of Florida, and I found a great ocean soundtrack to listen to and really get me in the mood. Little things like this make me extremely happy.
I’m still writing on my Flawed short story, but I’m also brainstorming Sub-Normal #3 (for the Author Strong Podcast Challenge) in the gaps. Last night I had a hard time falling asleep because I kept discovering new things about my setting and my characters for Sub-Normal. That’s both good and bad. It’s good because I woke up and was able to record all those ideas. Yesterday this story didn’t have an antagonistic force or a climax and now it does.
It’s bad because, well, sleep is kind of important. But I’m used to writer’s insomnia, and it typically happens whenever I’m in the middle of writing (or plotting) a story.
Oh yeah, and on a little break I found character inspiration for the two main people in Sub-Normal #3. Wanna see? Meet Char and Becket. How old do you think they are? I haven’t quite decided yet.
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