It's time for the final #WIPMarathon check-in - a huge thank you to Ifeoma for organising it all! But it's not the end - we'll be checking in monthly from now on! :)
Last check-in word count + chapter count: Last time I was at 2000 words of my new WIP (YA Urban Fantasy) and 10,000 words of the shiny secret mini-project (and apparently driving people crazy with my hints :P).
Current WC + CC: I finished the mini-project yesterday!!! 21,000 words, longer than I expected! (The length should give a clue as to what it is :P)
I'm also now at 8000 words of the YA urban fantasy. :)
WIP issues this week: I don't know what it is about writing in the third person, but it always takes me twice as long as writing in first person! I don't even know why, especially because I'm writing urban fantasy and not high fantasy this time. Maybe it's because it's a new project and I'm still feeling my way into the writing style (once again, it's different to anything I've written before...this is becoming a habit!)
What I learned this week in writing: Hmm...well, over the past month, I've been using shiny stickers as a motivator, and as it's now February, I could total up what I achieved in January...and somehow, I've managed 64K. o_O I have absolutely no idea how that happened, but the stickers (and #WIPMarathon, of course!) have really helped! :)
What distracted me this week when writing: I unexpectedly got a ton of freelance work at once, which is awesome, but suddenly making time for writing was a bit difficult! Also, trying to draft when my brain's still in Editor Mode is tricky! Also, the usual - querying, drowning in emails...
Last 200 words: It's a secret. ;) But I'll be sending this mini-project to my publishers next week (another clue!) and hopefully I'll be able to share a teaser soon...
Plans after #WIPMarathon: I'm going to carry on with this YA urban fantasy draft! :) I'm sending two shorter works to my publishers next week and I want to get to work on outlining something new (I got hit by a killer idea for a new YA high fantasy this week!). Basically, my aim's to avoid insanity when waiting for agents to reply! :)