In Which Our Hero Takes a Bath and then Travels by Cog Railway

Project Title: The Mistress of Frosthaven
Genre: YA – Dark Fantasy
Words Today: 1,498
Running Total: 28,592
Scrap Draft: (V1.0 = 31,142), V2.0 = 8,368

Man, I love Write Club! A writer friend and I get together some Fridays (today, it was Thursday because of tomorrow’s apparent SNOWPOCALYPSE (maybe? maybe not? Rain? Sleet? 12+ inches of snow? Who knows?!). We have an uncanny ability to predict bad weather, namely by deciding to host a Write Club… But we pound the keys together, and it’s a great way to stay focused and have some company during the word battles we’re fighting.

Today was a good day, though boy, am I indulging myself on this particular chapter. 1.4k words just to get my MC out of a hot bath, into bed, then out again for breakfast and onto a cog railway in the woods? ANYWAY. I have a very strong feeling that I’ll probably be slicing about 25% of this book in editing to streamline it, but for right now, I’m not worrying about it. I can cut words. Boy, can I cut words. I can be pretty ruthless, and my more pressing struggle is to keep the inner editor at bay who’s constantly trying to whisper in my ears “but is it necessary?”

CAN’T WORRY ABOUT THAT RIGHT NOW! I NEED TO TALK ABOUT THE FOOD MY CHARACTER EATS FOR BREAKFAST KTHANKSBAI!

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