I’m going to be completely honest: I missed a day and a half, and have only caught up today. My “side” project has been untouched since Day 1, at least by my own hand. My co-writer has been plugging away at it, thankfully, and we are still making progress!
More after the break.
The Higher Silences
Total Words: 10,910
Words Today: 3,397
Thoughts: Outlining has saved my life. I wrote nearly 3k words yesterday, and 4k today, and was able to catch up and then get some words in the bank. I feel confident in doing things like foreshadowing, and crating setups for payoffs I know are coming later. On top of this, doing the character work was 10x more helpful. Knowing who I’m writing about has made the actual act of writing less wringing water from stone, more letting someone else take the wheel.
Total Words: ~5,000
My Words Today: 0
Thoughts: I haven’t written for this project since Day 1, but I do plan on coming back now that I’ve caught up in my main project. It’s a unique experience for me, collaborating on a fiction project. I think our ideas are definitely strengthened by our frequent and sometimes too-long brainstorming sessions. We are definitely coming up with something I’m excited about, and I’m eager to see what my co-author has written each day.