Day 18 – National Novel Writing Month

I have officially finished the rough draft of my manuscript for book 1!

I worked on the last chapter today and added a lot of things that I really wanted to get in there before it all ended. There is a lot I still want to work in but at this point in time, my brain can’t think of what else to add (more accurately, how to formulate it in properly and organically) so I’m leaving it for now. I will make a note of anything that comes to mind as I edit it.

Now for finishing the word count, I will need to start on Book 2. Which is perfectly fine with me the more I think about it. It will only be the first chapter, maybe the second one as well depending on how I want to divide it. I had an outline for book 2 but since I wrote it, I have come up with a new one which I haven’t arranged into chapters yet. I will need to do that once I actually get to writing it. In the meantime however, I plan to just write it all as one chapter (most likely) and then divide it up when I come back to it.

Hope everyone is doing well and getting those words in! We may be passed the half way point but there’s still lots of time, so don’t give up!


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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