Last report word count + chapter count/scene count:
Not applicable for this meme, but, according to my last WiP Wednesday post, the word count was 97, 986. There were 30 chapters total.
Current report WC + CC/ SC:
Current word count is 99, 492 words (woohoo! It went up!), and current chapter count is 30 chapters.
WiP Issues This Month:
I really need to rewrite the first chapter, and the next five or six chapters as a result of that.
Also, there’s, like, no plot. It reminds me of that one line from Mr. Onus in Treasure Planet: “I see nothing! One great big stinking hunk of NOTHING!”
So, I kind of have to work on that. I need to develop my villain more and raise the stakes, too. I have a few ideas for how to fix those issues, so hopefully I’ll be able to get on that ASAP.
What I learned this month in writing:
Writing/Editing/Revising a novel isn’t always fun. Sometimes it’s tedious and exhausting and mind-numbing and really, really discouraging. But it’s still worth it, anyway.
What distracted me this month while writing:
I was on a family road trip for a good two weeks this past month, so that definitely lessened the time I had to work on my manuscript. I’ve also been reading (both for school and for fun) a lot more than writing, which means I’ve made less progress in revisions and edits than I could have if I wouldn’t have been reading. (But Eclipse is boring enough that it might just send me back to editing, hahaha.)
Goal for next month:
Rewriting the first chapter, building up my villain, and forming a cohesive plot. Tall orders, but with enough motivation, I think I can do it. I’m ready for you, July. (I hope.)