This past week: So, since I am starting my weeks with Monday, I am going to try to do updates every Sunday evening. This week went well writing-wise. I almost made my goal of 14 hours and my word count crept up. As I said before, I needed a new POV character and I have fleshed him out a little and wrote a scene with this new character. It took me a little while to come up with a name, but I think I like what I settled on (at least for now).
Next week: I will shoot for my goal of 14 hours again and since I only have one test in school this week, that should be doable. One thing I will try to focus on this week is getting a lot more words down since I spent a lot of time brainstorming, outlining, and back-story writing this past week. I think I will try to write a section somewhere in the middle of where I ended writing last and the end of the book. I am also going to schedule non-educational reading time because I need to read more fiction. To improve your fiction writing, you have to read more fiction which is one thing I hear over and over from multiple sources (too bad textbooks don’t count for improving one’s fiction writing).
Book Suggestion: If you are writing, or just want to read about someone who is a writer, I highly suggest Stephen King’s, On Writing. It’s sort of a memoir of his life with some good writing advice. I will say, there are some things I don’t entirely agree with, but for the most part, it’s a book that deserves to be read by every budding author. And it’s entertaining.