Wednesday, July 27, 2016

We Write Books: July Update

Wow. How am I still writing the rough draft on Crossfire? I really did not anticipate it to take this long.

animal, dog, pet
Because puppies make everything better, even missing writing goals.
Courtesy of Pexels.
However, I also didn't plan on it taking me so long to re-learn math or to pass my driver's test. And, unfortunately, those things had to come before writing at this point in my life.

On the bright side, I only have about 10k left to write in the rough draft and I've been doing much better in regards to hitting my word count goals recently. With any luck and perseverance, I'll have the rough draft done in 1-2 weeks. I'm also still on track to successfully complete the 100 for 100 challenge! This is the deepest I've ever made it into the challenge. I might not be writing much every day, but I am writing.

Obviously, I will not being completing everything I had listed as summer goals. Since I'm still on track with 100 for 100, I plan on plotting out a fresh book next while Crossfire sits awhile. I'm thinking that something lighthearted would be nice for a change.

I'm really enjoying the snowflake method and I plan to continue using it, with a few modifications. I'm planning on doing a more in-depth post on it sometime in the near(ish) future.

Thanks for sticking with me on this crazy writing journey!

What's the longest it's taken you to complete a rough draft? What's the fastest you've completed a rough draft?


  1. I'm so glad you're (sort of) on track! And you're totally right, some things have to come before writing. Like school. School always comes first.

    The longest first draft I've ever written took me about year, while the shortest was a month. It varies, apparently.

    1. Ugh. School, right? Don't they understand we have writing lives? :)

      My shortest was also one month. (NaNoWriMo works wonders). I think my longest was somewhere around six months.

      Thanks for the comment!


Feel free to share your thoughts below. I reserve the right to remove vulgar, hateful, or rude remarks from the comments. Thanks for sharing!