Yesterday morning I wrote 1569 words on this new story. At the moment I’m just calling it Zombie.
As I was coming to the end of the final outlining I was getting worried that I was putting too much into the outline and I wouldn’t be able to expand on it when I started writing, but I’ve found that’s not the case. I think that worry came from the fact I haven’t written much these last few months.
What I’ve done with the outline is brake it down into chapters but then the scenes in the chapters as well. So I have a summary for each scene that, thanks to the way Scrivener is set up means I’ve got the summary right on the screen next to the scene I’m writing and it’s kept me on track with the two scenes I’ve written already.
I’m aiming for a 1000 words a day as I’m writing this first draft. I think I’m going to surpass that this week though as I’ve got the week off from work. When I am back at work I’m planning to work on outlining future projects during my lunch breaks so that when I’ve got this story done I can move straight into the next one and I won’t have a big gap when I’m writing first drafts.
It feels good to be writing a first draft again and not editing. I’m not one who hates editing, although I have my moments, but it’s such a great feeling writing fresh words.