First Draft Progress – 23 Days Until Deadline

Words Written: 2240
Current Word Count Total: 91,203

Research Topics:
– GOAT DEMONS!
– First and final draft plotting/organization ideas

Additional Work:
– Polished some character design/backstory
– Made major editing changes

Work Process: Well, first of all, I have some amazing writing music (the tracks by Raydar are SO GOOD).

Second, holy shit. I had a lot of fun! I love writing fight scenes! Doing my research the other day certainly helped (Bless you, Tolkien!). Although I know I’m really going to have to go back and consider my diction more carefully when I’m in second draft mode, I certainly feel like I made a breakthrough. Magic is hard to choreograph, especially when it involves so many demons and the undead…and wielding elements in a way you HOPE doesn’t remind people too much of Avatar: The Last Airbender (I don’t even have a lot of martial arts in this chapter). Still great though.

I also noticed, compared to some authortubers I checked out today, I don’t really organize my plot with sticky notes or on a board or whatever until doing the second draft. I have written some chapter summaries down and it helps me link to past chapters, but I can’t really plot the whole story from beginning to end with notes or stickies because it’s still fresh in my head. When I write it out, it just sort of happens. The character arcs and main plot just flow. I usually pause when I’m fleshing out lore or a character background, but that’s about it.

Okay, I’m really exhausted. I wrote for four hours straight. Hella proud. Good job me.

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