Saturday, 17 August 2013

#WIPMarathon Check-In #2

Even though I've been in Italy all week, I've found the time to get more writing done than I've expected - possibly due to being without an Internet connection most of the time! So, although I've been out of communication for a while, I can still post my second update on my progress on the #WIPMarathon

Last Check-in Wordcount + Chapter Count: At last count, I was at 11,000 words of Darkworld Book 5 and almost the same for my YA fantasy. That's around Chapter 5/6.

Current WC + CC (or SC):  Now both my WIP's are at 19,000 words, and I'm just starting Chapter 9 for both of them!

WIP Issues this week: And how you fixed them, if you did. If you didn’t, we can help you solve it!

It's getting tougher to manage two projects at once now their plots are getting more complicated, but I can't bring myself to break away from either of them! I'm really into high fantasy mode, but Darkworld is always my priority project, so it looks like I'll be juggling them both for now! It's also getting tough to juggle two POV's in my high fantasy project and keep the two in balance, whilst not forgetting important details in the two separate stories!

What I learnt this week in writing: Anything new you learnt from a book on writing, or a blog article that helped you improve your writing. Even if there’s nothing new you learnt, share one writing tip with us!

Thinking time is just as important as the time spent doing the actual writing. I've been on quite a few coach trips this week (including Venice and Verona!) as well as two flights, so I've had a lot of time where my mind's been free to wander and think about my WIP's. The result? I've finished updating the outline to Darkworld Book 5, factoring in a few new plot twists, and also penned the final words of the book!


What distracted me this week while writing: Any fun or not-so-fun thing that happened, or that you did. Just share!

Well, being in Italy was a bit distracting! :P But as I said, I had a lot of long coach trips which provided ample time for mulling over ideas, and a couple of days by the pool with my netbook were enough for me to get over 14,000 words written! :)


Again, I can't share the last 200 words I wrote because of spoilers -but I'll have some teasers from Darkness Watching up very soon!

And let's end with a photograph of a lovely Italian sunset over Lake Garda!



17 comments:

  1. Emma, I'm so jealous. I love Italy!

    Two WIPs? You are an ambitious girl!

    Good luck with the writing next week and tell Italy I miss her :(

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    1. It's been a lovely week! And I'm probably trying to achieve too much, but we'll see! Thanks :)

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  2. Congratulations on the progress you're making! That's awesome you can work on two things at the same time.

    I want to go to Italy. Lol!

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    1. Thank you :) It's a beautiful country, definitely recommended!

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  3. Man writing in Italy...YOU'RE LIFE IS SO HARD! ;) Hope you're enjoying yourself, and it sounds like you've gotten a lot of writing in!

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    1. Lol, I'm paying the price now with everything else I've got to catch up on! It's been a lovely week though!

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  4. Italy AND writing two books at the same time?
    ....Wanna switch lives for a bit? ;)

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    1. Haha, it's not all fun and games! Catching up on everything I missed when I was on holiday is eating away at my writing time!

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  5. I agree with thinking time being as good as actual writing time. It took me about four months to think out the outline of my novel and even now I'm writing it, I still think over each day's scenes before getting down to business.

    You did a great job with writing this week, in spite of being on an awesome vacation! The internet could be so distracting at times.

    Good luck next week!

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  6. That's an incredible word count even for a week at home, but while on vacation, wow! ^^ When I travel, I get so exhausted, even when I have free time, I just want to sleep. ^^

    I'm just working on the one project at the moment, but yeah, juggling multiple POVs is more of a challenge than I thought it would be. I can't imagine juggling more than one story, too!

    Keep up the good work!

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  7. You got so many things done this week! Props to you for working in Italy. I don't know that I have that much discipline!

    I'm now tempted to try writing the last words of my WIP... I know what happens in the final scene, and I'm really excited about it, so... why not? You've inspired me. :-)
    Best of luck this week!

    --Amanda Shayne

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  8. That's impressive! I wish I could juggle two at once with such dedication. :)

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  9. Congrats on all the progress! And congrats on Italy as well. I agree with Amanda. I don't know if I'd be able to discipline myself to work. haha. Great job!

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  10. ITALY!!! My stomach thinks it was born there. ;) The picture looks beautiful!

    It's so tough to juggle two projects at once. Good luck with your WsIP! :)

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  11. Wow, amazing! I wouldn't have managed to write a single word in Italy. Well done! Good luck for this week, though it doesn't sound like you need it. You're doing so well! :)

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  12. That's excellent progress, well done! I envy you being able to juggle two WIPs, I would never be able to manage it.

    I like the idea that thinking about a project is important because I often get writer's guilt where I haven't written anything despite it being on my mind all the time. But it does help when I go back to it because I have a clearer idea of where I'm heading (I have barely plotted any of my WIP).

    Good luck with your words for this week!

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  13. Italy and writing poolside! I'm so jealous.

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