Last check-in word count: 58,000 words.
Current WC + CC: I finished my WIP at 66,300 words! :D And I also got 5000 words of my secret mini-project written, bringing me up to a total of 10,000. Close to finishing now, then hopefully I'll be able to tell you guys what it is! :)
And...I started a new WIP. One I outlined back in October, but put away to focus on the MG book I was drafting at the time. I intended to write it next but that post-apocalyptic plotbunny came along and took over...but I've always been meaning to get back to it! This one's a YA urban fantasy. Think of it as the YA version of The Puppet Spell - it's about a very dysfunctional magical family battling evil deities trying to reclaim the earth. I'll say no more for now! But I'm 2000 words into the first chapter already. ^_^
WIP issues this week: I always struggle with starting a new book, and as I'd written two different beginnings for this one, I had to piece the right parts of each one together while trying to do all the million and one other things a first chapter needs...argh! I'm still not convinced I've got it right. But I can always fix it later (as I nearly always have to do!).
What I learned this week in writing: That I don't have to work on one piece exclusively - sometimes it's good to switch around. Several days this week I've got a lot more writing done just through jumping between two projects - if I get stuck on one, I go to the other.
What distracted me this week when writing: Querying. Lovely anxiety attacks made a reappearance and I'm now suffering from insomnia again... Rejections are never fun, but it's that horrible sense of anticipation and dread whenever I open my inbox which makes it difficult to concentrate on anything else. But, gotta soldier on...
Last 200 words: My new WIP is all over the place at the moment and of course, the end of the last one is kind of spoilerific. ;) But I'll be able to share something of the Secret Mini-Project soon!