Pushing Through A Plot

It has been a good week. I didn’t get the amount of writing that I hoped to get done on Lily’s Hope, my sci-fi/mystery thriller but I did get to work on it, thanks to some scheduled writing time at a cafe that was set aside by the writing group I am a part of. That time plus a little bit of time writing the night before was what I used to work on Lily’s Hope.

Lately, I find myself having a hard time wondering what’s next in my plot, asking questions like “what scene should follow this one?” or where am I going with this scene? In moments, it feels like I’m pushing through slowly, not able to get to the next plot point. And then I’ll have a breakthrough, and the scene starts to flow as I write. Talk about a combination of lows and highs.

In regards to NaNoWriMo, I was planning on working on an outline for the story I want to write during the month of November for NaNoWriMo but didn’t get to do much on it. I am hoping that will change this week.

So I push on…


Hello, Row 80: Round 4

I am jumping into Round 4 of ROW 80: the writing challenge that knows you have a life.

I am pretty excited.

It’s been a couple of rounds since I participated, life being insanely busy, but I am happy to be back and am striving to finish this round (unlike the last two ROW 80 rounds I participated in).

Without further ado, my goals for this last round of the year are as follows:

1. Write up to pg. 240 of my WIP: a sci-fi, mystery novel called Lily’s Hope. I am eager to finish a first draft by the New Year if possible.

2. Participate in NaNoWriMo this November: 50,000 words in 30 days on a new writing project: a novel.

I hope to write more on this blog as well.

The last few months have been filled with new ideas for writing projects but limited time. I hope participating in ROW 80 will help me to focus.

So here goes…