WIP update: August 8-12


I’m ashamed of this past week.

Many things happened and I didn’t have much time for writing … somethings happen that we can’t control … I went house hunting (which takes a lot of time), then I had three gifts to buy, I had to take my daughter to the doctor (routine), etc …

But looking at the numbers below, I cringe in shame. I should have not slept and written some more!


Monday = 1245 words

Tuesday = 2005 words

Wednesday = 2283 words

Thursday = 357 words

Friday = 1172 words

Total (week) = 7062 words


And I started fresh on a new MS. Yeah, I hate to admit it, but I put GH#1 aside and started KF#1 … and I know what happened.

I’m a plotter. A pure plotter. I may not know all the details, but I do an outline of scene by scene or chapter by chapter from beginning to end.

However, I didn’t plan ahead for GH #1. I just went out with my idea and my protagonist and wrote what came to my mind. I had a general idea of where I wanted to go, of what I wanted to happen, but then some characters had strong voices and demanded more attention …  I had some great scenes I loved, but that slowed the pace of the MS … what I mean is, things were happening too slowly. When I plot ahead, I make sure all scenes have tension and conflict and move the story forward. With GH #1, with no planning, there were scenes without much purpose … they were sweet and all, but, like I said, they were slowing the action. So, I decided to go back and outline the plot for the story.

That’s when the idea for the KF#1 came back into my head (I first thought of it about a year ago). This one had a slow beginning too, so I had new ideas to make a better beginning, outlined the whole plot, and started writing. I just wished I had more time to write it this week.

But, oh well, it’s a beginning.

Hi! I'm Juliana Haygert,

USA Today Bestselling Author.

Welcome to my blog!

To learn more about me, click here.

Newsletter Signup!

Just simple MailerLite form!

Please wait...

Thank you for sign up!

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog.

Join Juliana’s Club

  • 2018 (3)
  • 2017 (33)
  • 2016 (14)
  • 2015 (9)
  • 2014 (158)
  • 2013 (203)
  • 2012 (215)
  • 2011 (92)