Word Goal: 2500 Words
Words Written: 0 Words
The reread is going fairly well, if a bit slower than I would like. I just read through some scenes last night that I really liked. Not because they contained any great action but just for their simplicity and effectiveness at introducing a seemingly unimportant character who actually will become rather involved later. Often when I’m reading I constantly think that I need to make things better. Every once in a while I read a scene where it just already feels right. That’s how this was.
I’ve got a ways to go still to be able to make my goal to have this read by tomorrow night so I can start writing this weekend, but I think it’s still very doable. I don’t have any early appointments tomorrow, and so I think I’m going to be up late tonight reading. Actually, I’m looking forward to it.
When you read a book in sections (scenes here and there), it’s very different from reading the book as a whole like you would a novel. The story really comes a live. And, it’s letting me see how my writing began to improve as I wrote. The initial chapters were fun from a story standpoint, but not that well written. I’m starting to get into the chapters where my writing was starting to become more solid. Where I was in the groove. I’m looking forward to reading the rest tonight and tomorrow because I’ve never really gone back and reread these chapters.
I don’t know if any of you noticed, but Brandon Sanderson recently held an Ebay auction for the ability to name a character (i.e., have it named after you) in his upcoming second installment to his Stormlight Archive series. I previously wrote a post about the first book, The Way of Kings. You can read it here. Can you imagine? It actually went for quite a bit of money ($1,825.00), all of which was slated to help the BYU Life the Universe and Everything (LTU&E) symposium held yearly at BYU, Sanderson’s (and my) alma mater.
I think it’s really cool that he did that charity auction to help out the program.
More to come SOON!