Today I am renewed. Last night found me typing away at a story that has decided to push it's way into the forefront of my writing world while trying to keep pace with the other story I'm writing on wattpad. I'm currently re-working my Heart's Blood story - of which I've posted a number of chapters on here- and now I'm working on something else in prep for this years nanowrimo.
I'm hoping to gather more readers to wattpad as an opportunity to get feedback on Heart's Blood so I can figure out once and for all how it's going to end, and also to help when I decide to publish this latest endeavor.
I have long struggled with procrastination or waning attention span when it comes to platforms and following through to the finish. I've attempted nanowrimo 3 years and have failed each time but I realize it is because I get overwhelmed with all the things I want to do.
Right now I'm trying something new that seems to be working. It is the idea of accomplishing only one small goal a day and I'm happy to say that the results thus far are fantastic. I found myself at over 8,000 words on a first draft in 3 days which is much more than I expected to do. I had set a goal of 500 words a day but that was outmatched at over 2,000 words the first 2 days and almost 4,000 words last night and here I am typing away again.
As a minimalist I have to say that streamlining my goals seems to work for me. I find that I'm working on 2 different stories and it's OK. I've never done that before and it's interesting but I'm not sure how long I can keep it up. The fact that Heart's Blood is an old idea that I'm sprucing up means that I'm not even counting those words in my actual writing goal, but I am thinking about the story. I want to see how far I can go with the new story and if I can hit the 50,000 word goal in less than 30 days.
I know I want to do a chapter-by-chapter publish on Amazon so this might be the book that helps me do that and it's an exciting thought. Right now I'm still trying to find readers on wattpad. I stalled out after posting a few chapters of Hearts Blood but I really want to finish that one and get it out there.
I'd really like to connect with other writers on that platform as I've finally got another writer/reader that has gotten me excited about that process as well. If you have a work on wattpad let me know and I'd love to connect and converse via the comments.
This is where you can find the chapter by chapter on Hearts Blood. If you've read the first 9 chapters here you can find chapter 10 and follow along to get the new chapters as I post them.
I'd love to connect on that platform and read your works too. Drop me a line and tell me what you think.
As always, thanks for taking the time to read what I write.