On to the next One

Yes! I finally combed through the fifth chapter after completely scrapping the original one.  Feels good and after I go read through it making sure it makes sense, it’s on to the next one, on to the next one (Jay Z’s Live from Brooklyn? Great song)

Next step is combing through the next chapter. Finally out of tthe woods with the plot progression chapter and into the more interesting parts of this novel.

It’s okay to hate, well not hate, strongly dislike a chapter of your writing. This chapter, in my opinion, is slow and boring and gives a better picture of Sariah. If you’re not truthful while writing, editing, crafting, or even publishing your writing then someone else will.

Keep it in the back of your mind while you keep writing!


More Words More Problems

This is going to be a  short update for now. Scrapping that last chapter was the best move I’ve done. It really didn’t make sense. Yet, as I continue reading, I don’t feel like this Chapter 5 is something to brag about. Even with a little over 1600 words, it’s sluggish, a little boring and very depressing.

I’m just about finished with the chapter which is great, and I believe it’s a plot progression chapter. It provides  more background information about Sariah, and why she’s  attending this school. In all, it’s all about the protagonist in this case.


Right now, I’m focusing on descriptions with this chapter. When I wrote the chapter, I really didn’t have a clear setting in place. Toward the end, it sounded rush, I push my characters around from place to place. It didn’t flow very well. It was like the backdrop changed and my characters were in the same room getting through what I want them to say, do, and act out. There’s no real connection or building of any relationship with the the setting or between the characters; it sounded stiff like someone dancing to a beat with no rhythm.

I have to fix that! I’m hoping to finish this chapter very soon since I have maybe a fourth of a the chapter left.

Week 1: Campfire Word Count

fire-cooking-outdoors-camping.jpgThe first week camp wasn’t too bad. I’ve written 10,235 out of my 25,000 word goal. Yay! Perfect start! I have 14, 765 to go. I wanted to set it to 50,000 words, but I know I don’t have that kind of time, so it’ll be my unwritten goal.

While I have you sitting around this cozy, camp fire, here’s what’s going on. There are many new characters popping into Sariah’s life and more secrets, suspense, and  revelations she encounters while sifting through her family’s history. She’s conflicted with herself in this novel trying to balance her own personal crisis as well as her heritage. They’re both intertwined and overlap each other, and she’s trying to understand it all.

I’m having much more fun writing this than I did DOA. It’s like the characters are here, they’ve met, and now its a race for all humanity as we know it! I’m excited, and can’t wait to begin editing this. There are some parts I’m not to proud of, but I left them their and I’ll decide later.

Keep Writing! (Editing by day, Writing by night)