As for my other WIP (yes, there is another one!), it was just an outline, and I didn't intend to start writing it at all until I finished my MG draft! But the Muse is a fickle thing...
Current WC + CC: Now I'm at 41,000 words, and finished Chapter 21. There is a light at the end of this tunnel! (I'm hoping it'll be 50K - as it's a first draft, it might be shorter!)
The WIP-I-Shouldn't-Be-Working-On (and which has no title yet): 5000 words and counting! (Chapter 3)
WIP issues this week: Evidently, I suck at focusing on one project! Or, this project in particular. I think it's partly because I've stopped and started the draft of my MG fantasy a couple of times, and this post-apocalyptic idea has been bugging me for weeks so it was only a matter of time before I gave into it!
Other than that, sloooooow progress with the MG book. It's frustrating, mainly because this is such a short book, so I feel like it shouldn't be taking me so long! Then again, the drafting process has been interrupted constantly by off-putting and sometimes demoralising distractions (rejections, reviews, Pitch Wars, etc). So I guess I shouldn't beat myself up about it...
What I learned this week in writing: I already knew this, but the supportiveness of the online writing community. Pitch Wars is nerve-wracking for all of us, but talking to other writers makes it bearable! :)
What distracted me this week when writing: Um...writing. A project I wasn't supposed to be working on. :P
Also, Pitch Wars, and being terrified of my own inbox. Job rejections, Pitch Wars news, and another Editorial Email of Doom on Darkworld Book 2 are waiting to ambush me and the tension doesn't make for productive writing time! No wonder I needed a distraction-project!
Last 200 words: OK...I'm going to do something I've never done before. *deep breath* I'm going to share the opening of my new, not-so-secret YA post-apocalyptic fantasy WIP. Ready?