I have a confession to make and I feel terrible. I have not written in over a week. What is going on with the world? I will profess my guilt and tell you the reasons why this tragedy has occurred. It sort of makes me feel like a fraud, having a blog about writing when I don't write for bouts like this. Nevertheless, I say all the time to people that I just provide suggestions and that I am no professional when it comes to writing novels. Oh well, I will definitely will not make my ludicrous word count for June at this rate.
I know that revising my plot has been the best thing that I could do for my novel but nevertheless, it has put a pause on my writing for my book. Funnily enough, I still count my plot revision as writing (in my own mind) because the word count of that is 9273 and I wrote that in a few days and as I mentioned I am still not done. I cannot add that to my excel sheet because it will elevate my progress for my book and make the results inaccurate, as I am not adding to my WIP per se.
Despite this, I feel bad that I haven't typed out any words relating to the current chapter I am working on since the 6th of July. However, I am not completely hopeless though. I have written 25 pages in one sitting before (early January this year) but that was laborious as I forced myself to sit in the chair all day. That was a big deal for me as I only seem to write when I am in bed. I feel like in order to achieve this insane word count I will have to ignore the complaints of friends and loved ones, and lock myself in my room for the next few weekends to get it done. I will do this, possibly on Sunday this week and another day next weekend because I already have plans this Saturday. I need to do it all soon though as I have university starting again in two weeks and I am doing very hard law subjects as I have finished my finance degree last semester. I will have to drop my word count so that I can keep up with the work load, but we will see how it goes.
I will let you know how I go and if I succeed in accumulating 35,000 words! Wish me luck!
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