It always feels kind of strange to sit here at 1:30pm on a Friday and declare that my writing week is done. Technically, it is and it isn’t. I’ve finished the part of the week where I sit with Scrivener open and work on Never, but I have a lot of other work left.
As an aside – I still kind of love that reading is pretty much work to me. It means that I do end up reading some things that I wouldn’t always (I like to keep up with what’s popular, for one thing, just to try to figure out why, even when the book or series isn’t something that I’ll actually enjoy completely. Hence the recent reading of the 50 Shades of Grey books, which you’ll have seen if you follow me on Goodreads. There will be a post on them coming up soon, once I organise my thoughts).
And that was a long aside. Heh.
I’m working slower on these Never rewrites than I’d like, to be honest. I’ve crested 10k on this draft, but I feel like I should be about double that. I do rewrite in a time-consuming manner though, by retyping the whole draft (am I the only weirdo who does that?) and I am making a good deal of changes to the beginning of this book. I’ve been pushing my daily wordcount from 1k to 1.5k consistently, which is awesome. I’m aiming to get that up to 2-3k if I can.
I also caved and joined the Online Writing Workshop, which I’ve been toying with for far too long. I have one awesome beta reader reading along with me as I write Never, but I kind of wanted some new eyes on it. Plus working on my own reviewing skills is also a good thing. I’ve posted the first chapter of Never and gotten one really lovely review. Just need to review a bunch of stuff so I can post more now 🙂