Monday 22 January 2018

Writing The Wedding that Changed Everything: Week Eight

I kept a little diary while writing my eighth book, The Wedding That Changed Everything, which I'll be sharing on the blog during the run up to publication.

*       *       *

I'm pleased to report that my socks have been firmly pulled up after last week's half measures word count. I upped my fifteen-minute bursts to 20 and it really helped to up the word count, as did making sure I returned to my desk in the evenings if I hadn't managed to reach my 2,000 words per day aim.

Last week I only scraped together 5,319 words - but this week I managed to double it and more to 13,204 words!

As well as an increased word count, I also started to emerge from The Slump this week. I started to really enjoy writing the book again and it was fun rather than a struggle, which was a relief and made getting the words out much easier! It started while I was writing scenes set in the local pub for a karaoke session and the words started to flow. The chemistry I wanted between a couple of characters really started to blossom and I loved seeing their connection strengthen.

During this scene, something a little bit special - and unexpected happened. Emily is (reluctantly) looking for her Prince Charming at the castle she's staying in for the wedding of her best friend's sister, and one of the karaoke song choices was perfect for this theme. It was entirely accidental - I didn't even realise until I mentioned it further along in the pub's scene (the next writing day) and it made me have a little giggle to myself at just how perfect it was!

Week of the Summer Hols

Things I Have Put Off This Week:
School uniform shopping

Word Count
70, 794

Love happens when you least expect it…

Emily Atkinson stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago! She’s fed up of dating frogs in order to track down her very own Prince Charming, despite the best efforts of her matchmaking best friend…

But now she’s been invited to the wedding of the year at the enchanting Durban Castle, and perhaps bumping into a knight in shining armour isn’t as far away as she thought!

Will Emily survive the wedding and walk away an unscathed singleton – or finally find her own happily-ever-after?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please feel free to leave a comment. I appreciate them all. Apart from spam, obviously.