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News Archive for October 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017

I'm Mostly Just Writing

Written by Kodi Wolf at 6:33 PM

September was a really quiet month. Nothing much happened, except that I got my writing done every day.

My total word count for September was 21,324, which averages out to 711 words per day. My lowest words per day was 144 and my highest was 5,337.

I've been feeling pretty good where my writing is concerned. I'm making a lot of progress on A Bondage Primer and I'm learning that even the smallest brainstorming sessions can lead to multiple scene ideas that help me fill in blank spots where I didn't have a clue what to do.

Like today. I really only had a couple of notes to jot down, but then I just kept going and ended up writing over 1,500 words, which was awesome. And I figured out some cool stuff for multiple parts of the story.

That's the fun part about outlining. When I come up with an idea for a scene that I know needs to happen at a certain point, that scene usually leads me to create other scenes that need to precede it. So I end up with several scenes and a more fleshed out outline to work from, and it's all from that one idea.

I also figured out the perfect spot to use a scene snippet I'd already written and I love it when that happens. It feels like a double win because I've already done the work and can just drop the scene in (with minor edits), and it also makes that work not wasted, which is what it can feel like sometimes when I have a 'homeless' scene like that.

For the past week, I've been working on going through my previous brainstorming sessions and putting my notes into the places they belong in the outline. Doing that doesn't give me much in the way of new words to count, but it has led to some good brainstorming sessions, so I think it's time well spent (not to mention, I'm finding stuff I had completely forgotten I'd come up with, so I have a little less work to do for certain parts of the story than I thought).

I still have another 40 or so to go through and some of them are quite long, so I'm not sure how that's going to affect my word count this month. So far, it's been okay, but I'm going to try to not worry about it. The point is to make progress on the story, not just add more words.

So here's to making even more progress this month.