Darkened Daughter Update

Today all I could think about was writing, but then I got home and suddenly all that motivation decided it would rather talk to me later and right now there was a really good episode of Star Gate on so it should watch that instead. I’m bad at that. I’m bad for telling myself that something I was really motivated about just an hour before could be done just as well tomorrow and really, right now the sofa/bed/chair is damn, flipping comfy.

I’m getting better though.

See tonight I sat down, [after Star Gate] and wrote another 600 words of Darkened daughter and over the last week and bit I’ve written close to 12,000 words of the first draft. I’m a quarter of the way through and I now how a fully mapped out plan of where my characters, and more importantly my plot line, are going.

Don’t get me wrong, it sucks. It sucks a lot. I’m going to have to go back and tear it limb from limb to try and work out why there’s an arm where clearly, there should be a leg. That, at the moment, is not my priority though. My priority is finishing draft one and that’s what I’m doing.

I’m further than I’ve ever been before and as of yet, the steam’s not run out. So I’m off to add some more words to that 600 that I’ve written and hopefully, in three weeks, Darkened Daughter will be on the page. It’s sort of my own, personal Camp Nanowrimo, just half a month late.

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Tara from Darkened Daughter

13 Comments

  1. Keep it up! Your still pushing through, I love your writing, its honest and we all come to a wall!

    1. Well I’m managing an average of 10000 words a week at the moment, which is an all time best, so I’m not keen to let that slip. But thank you for the encouragement. As you mentioned on your own blog, a cheerleader can be just the motivation that you need to keep going sometimes. Even if it’s just a watch vibrating at you. 😀

      1. Wow 10000 words a week that’s hard work and time! Of course, what you said in your post I totally related too, you said you make a commitment to yourself to go home and write but once it’s time all that drive is gone.
        So truee, so true.

        1. I just have to remind myself that I will never get where I want if I don’t push. My grandmother left Ireland and a fiancée at 18 to study nursing in England and then married a man her family didn’t approve of. If she can do all that, then I think I can come home and write.

          1. Wow what a family background you have, but I like how you use that to to push you, something that was beyond you but through someone close to you. Can’t wait to keep reading you post!

            1. If you have the time, I’ve been trying to get some feedback on my Headquarters series. I’m hoping to get back into it once I’ve drafted Darkend Daughter but I’m unsure if I should take down and start again reposting, or just pick up where I left off.

                  1. Aww Carol I sure will thank you so much for you quick responses your amazing 🙂

  2. Very well written post amd truthful, I think it’s a common flaw amongst us as humans to consider trying to put inspiration off if it comes at an unsuitable timing, I can be a nightmare for doing that. Glad to hear you’re working your way through your first draft though, it’s a mountainous task to undertake the writing of a novel and I hope it goes well!

    1. Thank you very much, it’s lovely to see you commenting. It is a big task, but it is one I’ve put off for too long and it will wait no longer. I need to learn how to treat this as a profession if I want to be able to do it all day, everyday.

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