Exactly two months ago today I opened Word for the first time to sit down and write. But before I get into how I think I’ve done so far I’ll first talk a little about the most recent chapter.
Chapter 12 didn’t turn out exactly how I had planned. I’d spent a couple of days thinking about it, but once I finished the first half I realized that the story dictated that I take a slightly different route with it. Here’s what happened.
Andrew met with Carlos and Alejandra at his office to discuss what was happening with the case, including the break-in at his house. After that meeting I had intended for Andrew to meet with Hunter on his own, but that didn’t happen. I went somewhere else with the story, but that’s all you’ll get from me!
Now to how I’ve done after two months of writing. Hmm. Well, if I had to put a letter grade on it it would easily be an A. You might be wondering why I might give myself an A. Well I would because I spent the exact same amount of time writing a story last year. If I just compare the two that’s where I come up with an A. My word count last year was less than half of what it is today and I remember going weeks at a time without even thinking about writing. Keep in mind that I was still in school and the writing was a little less polished.
I’ve also managed to create characters I’m genuinely growing to love. Some of you may think I’m crazy to say that, but it’s true! Andrew and Sydney have been in every chapter so far, I think, and the way they are together and their relationship and how they’re able to handle this impossible case is incredible! The best part is that they’re both mine!
If I spend another couple of months writing and I’m unable to publish, it won’t matter because I love the story that I’m creating.