|Word count targets...|
In fact this month I almost managed 5,000 words, but have fallen a little short by less than 250 words.
I'll be continuing the minimum word count each week, but my new challenge will be to write 5,000 words in March.
I'm now at a stage where not only am I discovering information about my heroine that I didn't foresee when I was doing my character sheets last year, but elements within specific chapters (that I had outlined) have needed shifting around a little too.
When the idea for the novella first came to me all those years ago, I wrote two different scenes, both involving my heroine Sarah, and having written one of those two scenes earlier this month, and reached the other scene today, I know I must find those original pieces- they captured something that I can't grasp now, but know is needed for these scenes.
So I'll be looking through old floppy disks this weekend- I have a plug-in floppy drive fortunately- and searching DVDs for the elusive words...
There's no more school/college holidays until Easter, so I have just under 4 undisturbed weeks to reach my new target...
Do you find setting yourself targets a help, or a hindrance?
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