This week I have been on a writing roll. On Sunday, I told myself that I was going to hit my 8K word count target, so I sat down and scheduled some blog posts to enable me to concentrate solely on my writing. It worked…
I hit 9876 words!
Admittedly, approximately 1K of those words were already written, and I had previously cut them to add them when the narrative required. They blended into the narrative like butter on warm toast, and I even did a little victory jig to myself. Nothing beats being able to use previously cut material and for it to blend so beautifully.
My motivation was spurred on Wednesday because I had a little brainwave about a plot bunny and how to work in a separate factor that had been nagging at me. I was driving my daughter to see my Nana, singing in duet our usual car song- ‘When I’m Gone’ (The Cup Song), and a totally unrelated thought popped into my head. It was a ‘Eureka’ moment.
By the way, this was my exact ‘brainwave’ face. Just saying…
Excerpt from this week’s work in progress:
She smiles briefly. “Why are they interested in you? Is there something you’re keeping from me?”
Cooper and I share a tentative look. They must have picked up on my strength. The brain scans may have shown something out of place. “Yes, but I don’t trust you enough to tell you just yet.”
Bo laughs out loud; the sound is out of place in this dungeon. “Fair enough, although, if your secret can result in me ending up six feet under trust shouldn’t factor.”
“It shouldn’t, but it does.”
All excerpts are the works of K.J.Chapman
Image sourced from memegenerator.net