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Day 05: Finding Plot

Day 01: 2.5k
Day 02: 5.8k
Day 03: 9k
Day 04: 12.7k
Day 05:  15.5k

I'm doing great in regards to word count. As for plot, I think I might see a glimmer of one off into the distance. I hope this doesn't turn out like Bound by Blood v. 1 where I really enjoyed what I was writing until I looked back over it and discovered it was a hot mess with no plot. Obviously, I already know I don't really have a plot which puts me a head of v. 1, but not by much.

Thick as Blood had a love interest for the main character, but for Bound by Blood, I left her behind. In v. 1, she was there, but she didn't have a purpose, so I think this is the right decision. But, I don't want him to forget the love interest and I think that's what I'm doing on occasion. Though, I do sort of have their reunion planned. I'm still trying to decide if I want to leave him on the mountain for all of Bound by Blood or take him off half way through. Thick as Blood had the same setting throughout. Bound by Blood is a different location, so it would either be different setting the entire time or half different setting and half familiar setting. Decisions, decisions.

Oh, and because I don't think I mentioned it/for posterity's sake the final word count for Thick as Blood is...

138,681

(give or take 8k that I'm thinking of cutting and converting to a short story).

Comments

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somewhatlacking
Jul. 7th, 2013 04:32 am (UTC)
GODDAMN, WHAT I WOULD FUCKING GIVE FOR THAT WORD COUNT!

And here I was, patting myself on the back for having made it to 2,000 words at Day Five! LOL @ ME.

Way to go! You're doing great. I wish I could crank out the words the way you do. Would you ever be interested in exchanging work sometime? I love swapping critiques for critiques! :)
imaginary_rose
Jul. 8th, 2013 04:15 pm (UTC)
Hey! You should be proud! I'm only doing so great because I've got nothing but time on my hands. You've gotten 2k written in spite of everything going on in your life. I don't have anything going on in my life. ;p

It really depends on what we're swapping. I'd be up for it, but I should come with a warning label. If it's not already complete, I can't keep my interest up from one chapter to next if I have to wait for them. I could do a first chapter critique, since that's basically what we did in in a class I took. I work better with a deadline otherwise it'll languish on my computer with the promise of reading it 'later.' And I'm better at critiquing fantasy over anything else.

What did you want to swap? Thick as Blood or did you want to start off with something smaller like the short story I'm considering? I need to get over my fear of critique, so have a critiquing partner would be wonderful!
somewhatlacking
Jul. 8th, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, I'm totally the same way... A swap probably wouldn't happen for a while (and I'd only want it to happen after my manuscript's complete -- ahem, I'M ON CHAPTER TWO!).

But yes! Novel for novel would be ideal. I'm better with critiquing novel-length works than short stories.

And I'm totally in the same boat. I need to get over my fear of critique and just EMBRACE the negative feedback, because God knows IT. WILL. COME.

:\ Maybe in six months, LOL!
imaginary_rose
Jul. 12th, 2013 04:38 am (UTC)
Six months? Sounds good! That'll be enough time for me to feel good about making this deal, then regret it, then try to figure out a way to politely get out of it, and then accept it. ;p

And then there's my five stages of criticism: denial, angry denial, grudging denial, depressed denial, acceptance. LOL, at least I make it to acceptance now!
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