I just finished another chapter of Frigid Nights! I’m hoping to have the first draft finished within the next month or two and I will then be putting it to the side for at least a month before I take it through the first edit. That’s when the real stress starts so I’m doing my best to save all the worries and finger-biting moments for the edit.
I’ve actually been cruising along at a steady pace for FN as of late, which is a nice change of pace from my usual one-chapter-per-month rate that I’ve managed over the course of the last few. It’s not that I didn’t have the time, it’s that I didn’t have the discipline to write each day. That’s bad to say but that’s the truth. Not a day went buy that I wasn’t thinking about FN, but plenty went buy when I didn’t put a word to paper. As of late, I’ve been writing at least every other day and making steady progress just doing my best to get through the first draft and I’ll figure it out from there.
As you can see from my previous post, my outline of the plot chapter by chapter really helped me. It allowed me to see my route turn-by-turn rather than just whatever the headlights could see in the distance. While I think there is a such thing as an overly detailed outline, a basic one that at least allows you, the writer, to know what’s coming next is a valuable tool.
If you haven’t already, follow me on Wattpad so you can read more chapters of Frigid Nights before it goes to paperback and to see and read my work before anyone else!
On another note, it’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Day so thank a police officer, sheriff’s deputy, and/or state trooper for putting their lives on the line to keep the peace and preserve law and order!