Weekly Writing Wrap-Up: January 16 – 22

Welcome to my Weekly Writing Wrap-Up for this week.

Total Word Count for the Week: 7,561

Top Writing Day: My top writing day was Thursday with 1,308 words.

What I Worked On: I worked on Hunger Games fanfiction, my novel, and editing Snow.

The Good News: I made my goal in my novel!

The Bad News: I didn’t finish editing my Snow chapter (but I did work on it!).

Lesson Learned: I was working on a scene for my novel, and it just wasn’t going the way I wanted it to. In fact it kept dragging on and on and just wouldn’t end. So, I abruptly ended it (by ending the conversation and sending my main character to bed) and moved on to the next scene. My lesson learned is sometimes the scene just really needs to stop!

Goal for Next Week: My goal is to finish editing this chapter of Snow and write at least 1000 words in my novel.

If you’d like to share your weekly wrap-up, go ahead and post it in the comments below!

~ Kayla

Weekly Writing Wrap-Up: January 9 – 15

Welcome to my Weekly Writing Wrap-Up for this week.

Total Word Count for the Week: 6,852

Top Writing Day: My top writing day was Wednesday with 1,236 words.

What I Worked On: I worked on Hunger Games fanfiction, my novel, and editing Snow.

The Good News: I’ve gotten a lot of work done on my novel.

The Bad News: I haven’t worked a lot on Snow.

Lesson Learned: I’ve been roleplaying with my friends from the NaNoWriMo forums lately using two new characters of mine. Not only has it been a ton of fun, but I’ve gotten more character development done in four days than I would have in months. My lesson learned is that roleplaying is a great way to develop characters!

Goal for Next Week: My goal is to finish editing this chapter of Snow and write at least 1000 words in my novel this week.

If you’d like to share your weekly wrap-up, go ahead and post it in the comments below!

~ Kayla

Weekly Writing Wrap-Up: January 2 – 8

Welcome to my Weekly Writing Wrap-Up for this week.

Total Word Count for the Week: 5,026

Top Writing Day: My top writing day was Wednesday with 1,059 words.

What I Worked On: I worked on Hunger Games fanfiction, my novel, and editing Snow.

The Good News: I did edit chapter 8 of Snow this week!

The Bad News: But I didn’t edit the entire chapter.

Lesson Learned: I was rereading chapter 7 of Snow to remember where I left off, and I was surprisingly pleased with it. I remember not being too sure of the scene I added in, but I think it sounds okay now. So, my lesson learned is that some time away from a project can be good as it really gave me a new perspective on the scene.

Goal for Next Week: My goal is to finish editing this chapter of Snow!

If you’d like to share your weekly wrap-up, go ahead and post it in the comments below!

~ Kayla

Weekly Writing Wrap-Up: December 26 – January 1

Welcome to my Weekly Writing Wrap-Up for this week.

Total Word Count for the Week: 7,028

Top Writing Day: My top writing day was Tuesday with 1,635.

What I Worked On: I worked on Hunger Games fanfiction, a Christmas story, and a new novel idea.

The Good News: I did write this week …

The Bad News: … but I didn’t make my editing goal.

Lesson Learned: It was a crazy busy week, so I didn’t make my goal of editing Snow. I didn’t even have a chance to open the document. So, my lesson learned is that life happens, and sometimes writing (or editing) has to take a backseat. I’m going to retry my goal this week, which will hopefully be calmer. 🙂

Goal for Next Week:  My goal is to edit a chapter of Snow this week.

Thanks for reading!

~ Kayla

Weekly Writing Wrap-Up: December 19 – 25

Welcome to my Weekly Writing Wrap-Up for this week.

Total Word Count for the Week: 7,850

Top Writing Day: My top writing day was Thursday with 2,412 words.

What I Worked On: I worked on Hunger Games fanfiction, a Christmas story, and a new novel idea.

The Good News: I made my goal, and I feel like I got a ton of writing in.

The Bad News: I need to get back to editing Snow.

Lesson Learned: I learned how to procrastinate. Okay, okay, not really!  I’ve been avoiding editing Snow since I finished writing my NaNo novel. I really dislike editing, so I’m not very motivated to do it! However, I really want and need to finish editing Snow. So, I’m going to try and “unlearn” this lesson and start editing soon!

Goal for Next Week:  My goal is to edit a chapter of Snow this week.

Thanks for reading!

~ Kayla

Weekly Writing Wrap-Up: December 5 – 11

Welcome to my Weekly Writing Wrap-Up for this week.

Total Word Count for the Week: 4,758

Top Writing Day: My top writing day was Friday with 1,746 words.

What I Worked On: I worked on Doctor Who and Hunger Games fanfiction this week.

The Good News: I went to a writing class this week and came up with an idea for a dystopian novel!

The Bad News: I wanted to start working on the idea this week, but that didn’t happen.

Lesson Learned: In my writing class, my teacher had a bunch of photographs and had us write a story based on the photo. It was actually very helpful and inspiring, even helping me create a new idea for a dystopian. It was a cool exercise and a good idea to try next time I’m in a creative rut!

Goal for Next Week:  My goal is to write to write 700 words a day.

Thanks for reading!

~ Kayla

Weekly Writing Wrap-Up: November 28 – December 4

Welcome to my Weekly Writing Wrap-Up for this week.

Total Word Count for the Week: 4,674

Top Writing Day: My top writing day was Thursday with 1,460 words.

What I Worked On: I worked on fanfiction and a Snow story.

The Good News: I feel like I’ve gotten a lot of work done on the fanfictions I wanted to finish this week.

The Bad News: I didn’t make my goal the first two days of the week.

Lesson Learned: I’ve actually felt a little guilty for working on fanfictions this week instead of a novel. However, it’s been nice to take a break from working on a original idea and working out the fanfic ideas I came up with during NaNo and didn’t have a chance to write. It’s actually helped me generate more novel ideas, and I feel more ready to work on my next original writing project. So, my lesson learned is that sometimes a fun writing break is just what I need to help get those creative juices flowing.

Goal for Next Week:  My goal is to write to write 700 words a day.

Thanks for reading!

~ Kayla

Weekly Writing Wrap-Up: November 21 – 27

Welcome to my Weekly Writing Wrap-Up for this week.

Total Word Count for the Week: 15,640

Top Writing Day: My top writing day was Wednesday with 3,403 words.

What I Worked On: I worked on my NaNoWriMo novel and fanfiction.

The Good News: I won NaNoWriMo!!! YEAH!

The Bad News: I don’t even want to think about editing my novel.

Lesson Learned: I usually take a week long writing break after NaNoWriMo. Usually, by the end of the week, I’m feeling completely uninspired instead of rested. This time, I’m not going to take a break like I usually do. I plan to trying to write 700 words a day and tie up some story ideas that I started and need to finish. My “lesson learned” is kind of ongoing as I try to figure out the best plan for moving forward after finishing NaNoWriMo.

Goal for Next Week:  My goal is to write to write 700 words a day.

Thanks for reading!

~ Kayla

Weekly Writing Wrap-Up: November 14 – 20

Welcome to my Weekly Writing Wrap-Up for this week.

Total Word Count for the Week: 11,135

Top Writing Day: My top writing day was Tuesday with 2,197 words.

What I Worked On: I worked on my NaNoWriMo novel.

The Good News: I made my goal every day this week, and I wrote a scene I really love!

The Bad News: I’m a little afraid that my story won’t make it to 50,000 words

Lesson Learned: The beginning of my novel went longer than I expected. Now as I near the end of the middle, I’m concerned that I’m running out of plot. I’ve been adding in extra scenes and more details to help expand the story. In doing so, I’m opening up all sorts of new plot threads which is a good thing! So, even though it’s a little nerve wracking thinking I might not have enough story to make it to 50,000 words, it’s also been good because it’s added ideas to my novel that weren’t there before.

Goal for Next Week: My goal is to write 1,667 words a day for NaNoWriMo!

Thanks for reading!

~ Kayla

Weekly Writing Wrap-Up: November 7 – 13

Welcome to my Weekly Writing Wrap-Up for this week.

Total Word Count for the Week: 13,298

Top Writing Day: My top writing day was Saturday with 2,479 words.

What I Worked On: I worked on my NaNoWriMo novel.

The Good News: I made my goal every day this week again!

The Bad News: I’m not loving my story as much as I did in the beginning.

Lesson Learned: I’ve been having a great time on the NaNoWriMo forums. One of my favorite things is word warring. For those who don’t know, a word war is when you see how many words you can write in a set amount of time. I wasn’t able to do them during my previous NaNos, but I finally got a chance to join in this year. They are great for getting my word count up and keeping me motivated. My lesson learned for this week is how helpful a little friendly competition can be!

Goal for Next Week: My goal is to write 1,667 words a day for NaNoWriMo!

Thanks for reading!

~ Kayla