My progress this week of #ROW80 (other people’s progress) was fairly average.
I wrote five days out of seven, got another 900 words written on Conkers, and started reading a new book. That puts me behind my goals, but not by much.
I haven’t been getting good word counts on Conkers for a while. While the research project is, sort of, an excuse, I think there’s more to it than that.
I feel as though I’m approaching a good stopping point for the plot; it may just be wishful thinking, but I think I can finish the first story arc within a year of starting it.
But I’m not getting any closer to that point.
I keep writing scenes ahead of the main plot, and introducing side stories that will take their own time to finish, and haven’t really got closer to the climax than I was a month ago.
That’s not for lack of thinking about it; I’ve been making plans for Conkers for most of the month, and just not carrying them out.
I suspect the problem is that I’m too focussed on the plans, and afraid to write it in case it falls short of them. In which case, the solution is to just write something, and worry about it once the scene’s typed up.
That can be my extra goal for this week: write a draft of the climax of Conkers
Good luck and happy writing!