It’s my semi-final milestone of my Operation 50/50. What’s the deal? Writing 50 scenes in 50 days.
It’s *almost* over guys! I only have two scenes left! YAY!
The official due date of Operation 50/50 is Friday, April 15th. Being the CPA’s daughter that I am, technically you still have until Monday, April 18th at 11:59 pm to get your taxes done. Good luck! In the meantime, please keep my poor father in your prayers this weekend. Ha.
Once again I used my green pen and legal pad for writing but I did get a chance to do type-ins for each scene so I have a word count tally. So let’s just cut the to chase shall we? How did it go?
Wrote draft for scenes 42-28
Total for this week’s Milestone #5: 4532
Total for Operation 50/50: 24,733 words
Currently with the words that I already had in past revisions, this is pushing my YA novel over the 64K mark. But this is *not* the final tally of my Operation 50/50 since I still have two scenes left. Be sure to check back on Tuesday where I’ll wrap up Operation 50/50 with a final tally and all the things that I’ve learned during the last 50 days!
The things I learned this week:
Longhand writing rocks. It helps me with my “perfectionist” tendencies. So instead of hitting the backspace key and erasing everything when I’m drafting on the computer, I can just skip a few lines and start writing again. This way, I can at least see what I had written instead of it being lost in delete word heaven. I think for my next book project, I’m going to try and do all of my draft in longhand first.
Any of you tackling your own Operation 50/50? What was your progress this week? Other writers, what are some of your “tricks of the trade” of not getting distracted with editing when writing new draft? Do you just plow through? Or do you have some other kind of thing that helps you?