Friday, July 09, 2010
I've managed my personal goal of blogging every single day this week! Not exactly easy to handle, but definitely doable, and I suppose it gets easier with time. So I think this format is gonna be rolling over for the weeks to come!
That aside, I haven't gotten much writing done in the past 10 days. I was in negotiations with my university over whether or not to continue with them next year, given that it would be a shame to stop studying when I am so close to finishing my degree (3 modules left on a total of 30). So I'm glad to say that I am going ahead with it. Hopefully in 2012 I will be a uni graduate. That is, if the end of the world (2012, anyone?) hasn't happened yet! :)
Writing-wise, I've just found out (further confirmation actually) than I am a plotter. No other way about it - I simply cannot write by the seat of my pants. I need to know where I'm going and how I'm gonna get there. Thus, I found myself without any direction on the current WIP. Chapter 1 was down on softcopy, Chapter 2 was in my head but not getting anywhere because I needed to know how 2 played onto 3, and 3 onto 4, etc. Confusing, I know. Hence why I sat down yesterday and wrote the outline. Start to finish. I'm pretty sure the ending's gonna change, but at least now I know how to get there. Gotta admit it's made me feel lighter, like a weight is off my shoulders or something.
All things considered, this single-title ms should finish in and around 90K. I'm trying to find one of those wip-countdown/progress bars from Blogger and still looking right now. Hopefully I'll find it and have it up so I can clock in my progress.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend! To all the lucky peeps in the Northern Hemisphere, enjoy your warm summer. Here, we're close to freezing!
From Mauritius with love,