lmeighmy: Found Photo. I Do NOT hold the copyright and am only using it for entertainment purposes. (Typewriter)
It's been several days since I've posted my progress, so thought I should do that today. I've written every day this month (so far) except for the 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th. That's 16 days' worth of writing, and only one of those was under the suggested daily amount of 1,667 words. I'm not stressing over the word count. I enjoy writing, and I write as much as I can each day. That said, looking back on what I've written, it's nice to see my stats:
Tuesday, Nov. 15 -- Daily Word Count: 4,010 | Novel's Word Count: 35,150
Wednesday, Nov. 16 -- Daily Word Count: 3,935 | Novel's Word Count: 39,085
Thursday, Nov. 17 -- Daily Word Count: 1,806 | Novel's Word Count: 47,475
Sunday, Nov. 20 -- Daily Word Count: 2,898 | Novel's Word Count: 50,373
Monday, Nov. 21 -- Daily Word Count: 1,606 | 52,044



I hope to write a little bit more. I'm about to add a new scene for Dakota. So far, the additions for his part in the storyline are going well. And now Lucky's about to meet his real dad, which really pleases me! :)

Anyway, I'm still just as excited about this story as I was when I first started planning it. I'm also looking forward to working on future stories for the series. Maybe I'll even turn them into movie scripts. Wouldn't that be something? :D

Lois





lmeighmy: Found Photo. I Do NOT hold the copyright and am only using it for entertainment purposes. (Typewriter)
I've been busy, but not just with Raven's Dawn. Still, I've exceeded the minimum goal every day except one, so far. Here are my stats for the past few days:
  • Friday, Day Four -- Daily Word Count: 502 | Novel's Word Count: 10,205
  • Saturday, Day Five -- Daily Word Count: 3,633 | Novel's Word Count: 13,838
  • Sunday, Day Six -- Daily Word count: 1,784 | Novel's Word Count: 15,622
  • Monday, Day Seven (so far) -- Daily Word Count: 1,788 | Novel's Word Count (so far): 17,410
Over the past few days, Lucky has found out that his mother's lung cancer is no longer in remission, and she has only a few months to live, at the most. He is devastated, and if it weren't for one older brother and his friend, Dakota, he'd be in much worse shape than he is.

And as if that wasn't enough, he and his best friend are about to have a run-in with the school bully.

But good things are coming. Can't have all the bad without giving him some good stuff too, right? :)

Out of 71+ scenes, I've only written 17. I've combined some of them into chapters, but I doubt I'll be doing much more of that, which means I've got a long way to go. Good! I like it that way! :D

And that's how it's going, so far.

Lois











lmeighmy: Found Photo. I Do NOT hold the copyright and am only using it for entertainment purposes. (Typewriter)
First of all, why the heck are the subject lines in my LJ Twitter posts in Russian? I'm not Russian. I'm American! :/

My final word count for Tuesday (Day One) was 5,142. Three chapters of fairly decent length. Go me! :D

Yesterday, I added 2,355 words, three short chapters, which brought my word count to 7,497.

Today I wrote one chapter, but it's a fairly good one in which I introduce all the Ravens (that's not all there is to it...there's more). It's not a boring chapter. It just doesn't have a lot of action or angst in it. It came to 2,206 words, bringing my total to 9,703. It was really slow going at first, but once it got going, I almost didn't want to stop. But I had other things to do, so I behaved myself. :)

I'll work on the next chapter at some point tomorrow. I'll introduce Lucky's mom's ongoing battle with lung cancer (she has never smoked, but her husband's a virtual chimney, not to mention a nasty alcoholic).

I'm really looking forward to the chapter after that though, as it involves Dakota protecting Lucky and basically setting their friendship in motion, so to speak, even though he's ten years older than the young teen. :)

So, I've been busy! LOL I'm still loving my story. In fact, I love it more with every new chapter I write! I kind of want to write another one now, but I'm going to wait. I just don't have the time at the moment.

Lois















lmeighmy: Found Photo. I Do NOT hold the copyright and am only using it for entertainment purposes. (Tyler Posey)
Nanowrimo is almost upon us, and I have a few last minute things to figure out before tomorrow morning. I'm one of those writers who doesn't let enough good things happen to my heroes, so I need to see if I can come up with a few more. I added some yesterday, but I still need more. Poor Lucky just has one after another bad thing happening to him. I need to break it up just a little more.

I've combined this story with the one I wrote previously--the one I didn't like. It had a couple of really good things in it. I kept them both, but the circumstances changed a bit. No worries there. I can always adapt them to another story if I ever want to. :)

I've been writing character journal entries when I can, and that's helped with getting their voices down. I hope to continue with those throughout November and beyond (I don't count on having the novel finished by the 30th, as I believe it will be longer than 50k words...quite a bit longer, I hope). I might need to write some character journal entries for the heroes' dads in my Rogue Journals blog so I can get their voices down, too. They play somewhat big parts in the story, after all, being the major villains that they are. There's also another important character I need to get a handle on. So three characters to blog as. Am I under much pressure? No, not at all! Why do you ask? LOL

So, tomorrow, I'll start work on this novel, and I'm really excited about it. It's so different from all my other stories, including my other Lucky Raven novels. It's kind of like a prequel, because he's younger, but it's not really, since I haven't published anything. But this is my chance to make some needed changes to the Raven storyverse, so I'm all over it. :)

And on that note, I'd better catch up on here, then get to work!

Lois











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