15,000 words exactly, lovelies. I am concerned, however. I seem to have built myself a bridge to nowhere. This bridge is a 6,000-word rabbit trail that goes nowhere until maybe the last 200 words. But I have more of a direction more after blasting through approximately 1,000 words.
I also know how to write my villain. In draft #1, he was a maniac. Now I really want to not make him quite so maniacally evil and more condescending and pompous. Like he’s not evil because of some tragic backstory – he’s evil because he thinks he’s a gift to the world and thinks he should rule everyone. I’ve never written anything like this before and I’m stoked. Confession: I generally fall in love with my villains because they’re always super attractive. I don’t picture myself falling for this one at all.
I do, however, see myself laughing a lot. I think I may write a scene with him in it later just for fun.
I hope that y’all have the best day ever.
I’m strongly considering making this an every day thing and updating the world on the novel progress and life in general. I tried last July and only managed 3 long, rambling entries about history and such. I’m so glad that any of y’all liked them. History is something that just rocks, as you have seen.
Novel update: I’ve been writing so much that I have had a 750-word limit per day placed upon me. I broke 14,000 yesterday and spent my word count today writing what I think is an emotional scene that I should like to place somewhere later on in the draft. No idea where I’ll put it, but I hope to keep the vast majority of it.
Life update: The Fourth is coming soon, and it’s my favorite holiday because you get to a.) eat, b.) swim and c.) blow things up. Sounds like a perfect combo to me.
Unfortunately, I have to work that day. Hopefully I’m learning the registers to spice things up. Just pray that I’m not too exhausted to swim!
It’s been a year. A crazy year.
The writer’s block has persisted up until last week when I decided to defenestrate my inner editor and just go where the words take me. I’m going into terra incognita and am loving it. Basil has evolved quite a lot from draft #1, going from a handsome stalker type to an equally as handsome but socially awkward gardening nerd.
I’m also narrating entirely from Terra’s POV, which might make things interesting when I get to the Farmhouse of Feels scene. I think that she’s gonna have the hallucinations while Basil is off running the empire.
I’ve also been worldbuilding with some very excellent people. The actual world of Khairos, Terra’s planet that is only touched on in draft #1, has finally started taking shape. It’s helping me flesh out details a ton. I’ve started to create an entire world history for it, too, told in short stories.
I might post them – and other details. Maybe. If you guys are super nice, I may consider it.
I’ve also written 6,000 words in around 6 days.
I’m on fire.
Let’s hope that it stays that way.