Sunday, February 12, 2012

Writing Resolution: Week 6

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My New Year's Resolution was to write. Preferably for a novel, but any creative writing will suffice. I must have my butt in my chair behind my desk for two hours each night to write. The time frame I set up was from 6-8pm Monday through Friday. Weekly posts will report on my progress and keep me on track!

Week Six Results:
Did I write all five days for two hours? YES
Word count for the week = 2079 words

What I Learned This Week:
  1. My word count is up from last week.  I was less stressed out and my creativity wasn't blocked by worries.  Woo hoo!
  2. I wrote a fight scene!  Kicking, choking, and clawing all ending in fire and flames.  I think I'll have to go back and add some more setting details to help ground the action further, but it was a tough scene to write and I'm glad I got it done!  
  3. I also tried writing a practice query letter for my work-in-progress now that I am beginning to have a more solid idea of my story.  Obviously it will go under a lot more revision before it is used, but it was a good little exercise and helped me get excited about the core of my story.
Anyone have any good tips for writing a fight scene?
How was your writing week?


  1. Congrats! That's an awesome number.

    I've miraculously managed to write 3000 words a week for two weeks in a row now. I hope I'll be able to stick with it but who knows?

    1. 3,000 words is really good! Especially with all that you've been reading and reviewing! I'm impressed :)

  2. Congrats on upping your word count!!! Fight scenes are fun, but so tricky to write. :)

  3. When writing a fight scene listen to like super fast music.

  4. You seem to be doing really good with this resolution! Good job and keep it up! ;)


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