[SCC] Update + Killing Your Darlings

Current Stats:
Word Count: 13,462
Chapter: 7

My goal was to hit 50,000 words by today, but that mentality was when I was on a “I’m currently at ~31,800 words” track. 50,000 words would have been possible, had I not eaten Chinese food and gone crazy and decide to scrap those 31,800 words and start again. I still love Chinese food nonetheless.

The question now is: why did I do that?

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[SCC] Update + “Deadlines”

CURRENT STATS:
Word Count: ~31,800
Current Chapter: 12

Small progress this week because I had two mid-terms to study for. I’m really hoping I get to catch up on some writing this coming week (spring break!), but I’m also really hoping I can catch up on some reading (Lady Midnight just dropped this past Tuesday) and some shows on Netflix. I’m really hoping I can at least hit 50,000 words by the end of the next week, I really need to pick up the pace because my deadline is rolling around the corner (May).

Here’s the story behind my “deadline:”

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[SCC] Update + Hamilton

     Current Stats     
Word Count: ~19,500 words
Current Chapter: 10

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Now, the beauty of Hamilton, the Broadway Musical. It’s based off of Ron Chernow’s biography on Alexander Hamilton (which I’m excited to get my copy of an start).

You’ve married an Icarus who’s flown too close to the sun.

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[SCC] Update + Why Writing is like Playing Pokémon

     Current Stats     
Word Count: ~19,500 words
Current Chapter: 8

So I was writing yesterday morning before class. I finished writing up chapter 6 & 7 a few days before, and I got to a point where I wanted to advance but couldn’t. I ended up scrapping the latter half of chapter 6 and all of chapter 7, only to re-write it a different way.

Then it hit me. The process of writing is like playing Pokémon the video games.

Wait, what?

Yeah, I thought that too, but then I got to thinking. Since I’m making my way through Pokémon Black Version right now, the connections are pretty fresh, so I’m pretty sure I’m not just playing the crazy card here.

So, hear me out.

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[SCC] Weekly Update

     CURRENT STATS     
Working on: Chapter 6
Word Count: ~15, 200

Weekly updates will follow from here on out. Just so I have a record of where I am and what progress I’m making with my writing. I find keeping these records is helping me, especially when I’ve found myself feeling like I haven’t accomplished much or am not getting anywhere.

My goal is to hit 80,000 words (which is standard for YA fantasy). I have room for 10,000 extra words if needed, but I would like to at leasts hit 80,000 by the start of May. So far, I’m on good track. I’ve learned how to squeeze in the writing throughout my schedule, so I’m at least writing a little bit everyday, even if it means I have to push homework a little. But it’s all good. The progress is what matters.

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