Well, last week was a very long week. I was sick with a very sore throat. I ended up doing far more reading than writing because reading was easier to concentrate on (I read three books, plus finished another one I was part way through!) I’m not back to normal yet, but I am feeling a lot better now!
So yesterday I sat down to work on some writing. I got sidetracked by a friend who asked me to read over the beginnings of his story; I suggested a few edits and we talked about it for a bit before I went to work on my own stuff. 🙂
Rather than work on Sustainably North, or on something for bUneke Magazine like I have been doing, I actually worked on my story for the Make Your Way Anthology. The last time I did any work on the actual computer document (not background stuff in a notebook), I was still writing with the assumption that the guy was looking for the lady, not the other way around. So I had to spend some time swapping the two around before I could write anything new. Once that was done, I wrote out about 1,400 new words in the afternoon, and another 1000 in the evening. Here’s what the story’s flow chart looks like so far:
As you can see, I’ve fleshed out one side of the story (if you choose to see where the couple fought), but haven’t done anything with the other side (if you choose to investigate Amado’s house). Segments 16 and 21 both end this part of the story; they’ll be leading into the next chapter, so to speak (meeting with one of the character’s sister). The next thing I’ll be working on is how the story will flow if you choose to go to segment 9 (examining Amado’s house) instead. I want to get that part of the story up to the same point (deciding you need to meet with the sister); once that’s done I’ll continue on to the end.
I’m very happy with the amount of work I was able to put into this yesterday! I’m hoping to get a first draft done by next week. Wish me luck. 🙂