Day 13

More writing completed! This weeks goal was doubled. I must say I feel both accomplished and proud of myself for getting so much done.

I have realized I have limits though. Doing my weekly goal, I still feel energized afterwards. Doing twice my weekly goal tends to leave me brain fried and having the urge to do something that doesn’t involve thinking. For example, right now I want to go downstairs and drink tea and watch television. I will most likely follow through on this to give my brain a rest. And after that? I’ll most definitely be reading before going to bed.

I encountered one problem while I was writing. I followed the outline I had for the chapter, but as I looked ahead, I realized it didn’t work. I had actually repeated myself which made absolutely no sense. Why did I have two chapters covering the same thing? I was relatively confused by this so I reviewed the outline to figure out why. There was no real reason I could sort out, so I just fixed the error so that it’d make more sense. Now it seems to be okay.

The writing itself went quite well. I wrote more than I anticipated, and feel good about what I’ve got so far. Naturally when I go to edit it, I will feel differently, but right now, I’m okay with it all.

I had sent a message to a Prof I had in University asking him for advice on writing back when I was starting the manuscript. He finally got back to me now with some advice. He surprised me though with advice from authors he knew too. They were quite nice about it and gave up information quite freely. One of them even provided their link to their website where they talk about all the aspects of writing. The author also provides workshops which sound quite beneficial. I’m not sure when I’d have time to go to one, especially with how February is looking, but I’m very interested in it (for those of you who are interested in workshops or just in his site in general, click here). The author mostly addresses science fiction as he’s a science fiction author, but I find the tips and advice are easily transferable to most genres. The advice was very helpful and mostly consisted of finding your own writing style/voice, reading a lot, reading books on how to write (of all the things they said, I definitely have that down), and writing as often as possible (could do a bit better with this one admittedly). There are other tidbits there too but I found those the most common across in the advice.

Anyway, it’s time to do something that doesn’t involve a huge amount of thinking since I am fried. Until next time friends.


About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 17 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, and becoming an ESL teacher. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.
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