Let the novel writing begin!

So our little group of Wrimos started at midnight and wrote together until 2:00 a.m.  We were able to secure free space at the Wingate Hotel which was a lifesaver. While the pancakes and coffee were much appreciated last year at iHop, this was much more conducive to the writing process.

So my word count stands at 2,885 at 5:00 p.m. on the 1st. Not too shabby. What is more perfect is my first chapter has been written and revised. I know, not the way it is supposed to work but I felt the need to get to know my characters better. Now that I have a good idea of what they look like and how they might behave, I think I can now push forward with enthusiasm.

I  want to offer my thanks to Stephen King for his words of wisdom contained in his book “On Writing.” Particularly the section on the benefits of not plotting  which I read for the second time during the eleventh hour last night. Thank you Mr. King. I am looking forward to having my characters surprise me once again.

Happy writing!

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About Susan Warren Utley

Susan Warren Utley is a wife and mother living and writing in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Her stories are inspired by the unexpected twists and turns of real life and by her muse, a feisty Jack Russell Terrier who occasionally answers to the name of Lucy. View all posts by Susan Warren Utley

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