Not much to report today. I've been writing and writing and writing a bit more with the occasional break to watch episodes of the first season of Prison Break (I don't know why I ignored everyone who told me it was great, it's fantastic! Very violent admittedly but compulsive viewing).
Talking of Prison Break and other great TV series - has anyone else found themselves applying things they've learned about writing to TV shows and/or films? While I was watching Prison Break yesterday I found myself thinking, "Aha, the reason they just put that scene in was to give X the motivation to escape when previously he wasn't interested" and "Oh look, just as things were going well for Y they go and throw a new problem at him - more conflict to overcome" and "Oooh, nice bit of backstory there to make Z seem more sympathetic."
No? Just me?!
Anyway, despite my TV viewing, I have been writing and I've just hit 20.1% written. That's one whole 5th of my novel! Having a word count target for each week/month is really useful as it means I can give myself the odd day off here and there by upping my word count on the other days and I'm bang on target to hit 26,000 words written by the end of January *crosses fingers*.
At the moment I'm desperate to hit more than 20,000 words as that's where I dumped my previous attempt at novel 2. I will not be superstitious, I will not be superstitious! Better get on and start plotting the next few scenes then as I don't actually know what happens next...
18,181 / 90,000 words written (20.2%)