April #CampNaNoWinner2017 – Complete! #amwriting 

I did the Thing! That thing I said I’d do!

Three thousand and one minutes of work in April.

So far. And that’s only what I’ve recorded—when I’ve been working on my iPad, and lost track of time, and come out of the 1880 London fog to say, “Oh. Yeah. Gotta record some time…” I’ve been conservative on how much time I’ve spent.

Where am I in the process? I’ve actually started writing draft again after working through Chapter 9 in Story Genius. I’m on the Opening Scene (chapter to me), and am reworking the opening I’d originally written. Next is the “Aha! Moment” and after that I’m grinding through the first draft.

It feels good—it feels like I have direction now, where I didn’t before. I’ll want to refine this process later, but for now I’m happy to be slogging along a path that leads to the book I want to have written.