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More Than A Dream – Writing Update #3

How is November halfway over already!? Who invented a time machine and didn’t bother to tell me? *squints at Doctor Who fans who mutter “Wibbly Wobbly Timey Whimey” and walk into an odd looking telephone booth* (I really need to watch this show. >.> and yes, I know enough to know what the Tardis is so ;p )

I forgot to mention earlier that my goal isn’t 50,000 for this month but 50,000 for my WIP of which I had already written a couple chapters, so if the number of my overall total looks like it jumped drastically, it’s only because I am now adding in the few thousand I had already done but forgot to factor in.

Sooo, with that out of the way, onto the weekly update! πŸ˜‰

Day 9 – Monday

This day was better for me. If you remember from last week, or if you’re new, I mentioned I was in a slump, but I was able to get out of it and write 2,239. This was also the part when a beloved character from another WIP made his appearance and completely changed how I thought the story would go. Not that I’m complaining, I am LOVING spending more time with my boy who is a pure Wittle Cinnamon Roll (TM) ^_^ To avoid spoilers, I’m going to refer to him as VIP. No, those aren’t his initials. ;p

Day 10 – Tuesday

I had another good day especially since I was nearing my first ball and Charm was beginning to stress over all the things. *smile smile* Do I enjoy making my characters suffer? Why, whatever gave you that idea? *grins* Though, some of Ellar’s scenes are breaking my heart, *sobs* my poor boi. 😦 I ended the day with 2,310 words.

Day 11 – Wednesday

And this was the day I finally wrote the first ball! After nearly 20,000 words I was at last able to write it… and Ellar flees not a thousand words later. Heh. I wasn’t expecting him to bolt so soon. I knew he was eventually going to have to run away, but I thought he and Charm would have more time. *shrugs* At least they keep me on my toes. πŸ˜‰ My word count was 1,834.

Day 12 – Thursday

Eheheheh… 59 words. *hides* Life is very mean to my word count goals… but I did have a major headache so it was a surprise I got any writing done.

Day 13 – Friday

Ookay, in my defense, my family and I took a road trip that lasted most of the day. We were up at 5 am so that says something on just how long our day was. I wasn’t able to write until that night, but I managed to get 450 words in. I can usually write when I’m in a vehicle, but this was family time so I didn’t.

Day 14 – Saturday

Recouping after the road trip. I wrote 793 words. In this session Charm enlists the help of her younger brother and sister, fourteen year old twins Tristin and Elisamarie. Yeah, I forgot to mention last week that apparently Charm isn’t an only child. O.O

Day 15 – Sunday

(I need to find a better way to keep track of my word count, I almost gave myself an extra thousand words due to a miscalculation. <.< >.> >.<) Sooo, I actually didn’t realize I had written 1,710 words and kept double checking my math (especially after the above incident), but apparently I was more productive than I felt? Yay? XD Charm has to deal with her father and others wanting to know who the stranger was while Ellar hides at the manor trying to forget about it. Yeah, he’s taking this whole thing harder than I thought. Poor thing has two more balls to go through.

Week 2 Total


My overall total, including what I had forgotten to add before, is 25,462.

I have now learned not to do math when I can barely keep my eyes open! XD

Snippet time!

She turned her head and her world froze. Even with his mask she still knew him. Ellar had arrived.

She smiled coyly, as if she’d known all along, and walked between the men and women between her and Ellar. When she reached him, he bowed and she curtsied, both in the style befitting equals. She held out her hand and he took it, brushing a kiss over her knuckles before closing the distance between them as the music took up in earnest. Just like they did on those long summer nights, he pulled her close and she rested her hand upon his shoulder as they began to swirl and twirl in time with the music, only this time they weren’t the ones making the music.

I’m 25,000 words into my WIP and I’m just now writing what happens after the first ball. At this rate I’m going to have a 75-100,000 word story. o.o My stories tend to explode on me… πŸ˜‰

How’s everyone else doing? Tell me in the comments! πŸ˜€


11 thoughts on “More Than A Dream – Writing Update #3”

  1. That’s awesome your story is turning into a monster. XD
    Charm has siblings? Well, that’s news!
    I found it really funny that Ellar bolted “too soon.” This story is really keeping you on your toes!
    Yay, about 25,000 words! That’s great!
    I haven’t been writing a lot lately, but I am fixing that by following a writing sprint on Youtube to really keep me writing. I tried it the first time last night and it helped a lot (though now I have a scene that I didn’t plan for and that needs revising already). So I have only add a few hundred words to my last word count. It is now 13,761. I am hoping to reach 14,000 words today or tomorrow.

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    1. Lol, thanks!
      I know, right!? I had an inkling she might have had siblings, but it wasn’t until actually writing the story that I realized she did.
      Haha, yeah! Though, my toes are getting a little sore by now. XD
      ^_^ Thank you! <333
      Aww, sorry to hear that. I hope that Youtube sprint helps you! I'm glad the one you did before helped. πŸ˜€ Ooh, scenes you didn't plan can be the most fun sometimes, though I feel you on needing to be revised already. You're doing GREAT! That's 13,761 words you didn't have before so you are doing awesome!!! I hope you reach your goal too! ^_^ ❀

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  2. *waves hand wildly in the air* I’M A DOCTOR WHO FAN! Literally one of my favorite shows EVER and you should totally watch it! πŸ˜€

    Ahem. That aside.

    YAAAAY WE GET ANOTHER UPDATE. I’m so enjoying these!

    Huzzah on ball scenes! But lol on Ellar bolting so fast. XDD At least the characters are keeping things interesting for you, yeah? Silly characters. They just can’t stick to the plan… *shakes head* But oh my goodness, THE SNIPPET. I could see it so well!!! Aaaahhh dance scenes are just the BEST. I love it so much!

    Also hi, hello, welcome to the my-stories-are-monsters-please-help-me club, of which I’ve been a member for a good 12 years or so. Ah, the struggle is REAL. I’m at 75k with my novel and I we’ve still got a loooong ways to go. And this is just book ONE. Thank goodness for coffee, am I right? *laughs nervously while chugging down another cup*

    Thank you for giving us this lovely update! I do hope you have a FANTABULOUS week 3!!!!! I cannot believe we’re halfway done! :O AAAAHHHHH!!! WE GOT THIS!

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    1. *Waves back* One of these days I shall join the Whovian ranks! XD

      ^_^ I’m so happy you enjoy them!

      Things are VERY interesting with these characters! They keep taking over. XDDD Plan? What plan? They threw that out the window in chapter 3! XD EEEE! Thank you! I am so, sooo happy you loved it! And you could see everything? Yay! I am always so worried my description is lacking. πŸ™‚

      Lol, monser stories are always the best. πŸ˜€ GO YOU FOR REACHING 75k!!!! *Pterodactyl screach* Book ONE! You said book one! AAAHHH!!! There are going to be more books!!! I am SOOOO happy to hear that! πŸ˜€ <333 YES! Coffee is a writer's life-blood! XDDD *restarts coffee maker*

      Thank you for reading it and giving me such ecouragement! I'm raring to go write another session now! I hope you have a fantabulous week 3 as well!!!!!!! I know right? Where did November go!? We totally got this! *Waves pom poms*

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  3. Okay, I don’t know how I did this, but I thought the previous post I commented on was your newest one. So, imagine my surprise when I go back to your blog and realize THERE WAS ANOTHER ONE!!!??? Oh, well. (I honestly think it’s my lack of sleep’s fault, ’cause I’ve been kind of rambling and extra crazy these past two days. I might not be able to survive my getting up an hour and a half earlier too much longer. πŸ˜‚)

    I JUST LOVE THIS STORY LIKE SOOOOO MUCH!!! Please give me MORE!!!!! I’m sooo glad writing’s going really well for you!!!!! I bet the ball scenes are just sooo much fun to write!! Love the updates. Keep up the awesome work.

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    1. Haha, not a problem at all! I love getting comments on any post, so you’re good! Hehe, yeah, I try to post every Monday but sometimes I’ll have extra posts now and again. πŸ˜‰ (Lol, I feel ya on lack of sleep, but just make sure you’re taking care of yourself, girl. ;D)

      Meep! Thank you sooo much!!! Hehe! πŸ˜€ I should have more snippets up Monday! πŸ˜‰ Haha, I have yet to write the second ball, my characters keep throwing me curveballs! XD Thanks! You too! ^_^

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