Day 4

I did more than my limit today and it felt good! I essentially finished a chapter, but it’s a bit short so I will be adding a lot more to it at a later date; possibly when I go through and edit it the first time.

I probably could write a lot more. I find once I sit down in silence and start writing I get a lot done. The main reasons why I stopped were because 1) I finished the chapter, and 2) my brother came back with the dogs. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to have the dogs around and other people home, but I find it’s a lot easier to sit in silence and write without being interrupted. Even when I go to my room where no one else is to write, my door is knocked on at least twice, so my train of thought is always disrupted. It can be frustrating at times, but I get back to it regardless.

I discussed the outline of the story with one of my good friends last night. It felt really good to do because I haven’t had a chance to go into detail about any of it with anyone. He gave me his feedback and he shares some of the same concerns I have with it. He even gave me an instance in which something like that was done and how it turned out in the end. It wasn’t a positive tale but it gave me something to think about. I am going to continue writing the story as it is, and at the end, when I read through the whole thing, I will have a better grasp as to how it is turning out. I’ll know once it’s all together what changes need to be made and what actually worked and what didn’t. So I’m putting those worries behind me for now.

The next few days will be a bit busy but I might be able to get more writing in before the end of the week. One extra day of writing would be pretty great since next week looks as though it’ll be a bit hectic.

Until the next one!

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About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 13 years. Through several story ideas I have figured out what works and what doesn't, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing style. I love to read and escape to many different worlds. I've also learned a lot about good writing and bad writing through both reading a lot and acquiring an education in English literature. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.
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