WIP Update: The Dream (Update #5)

I’m back, y’all! And I don’t just mean that in an I’m-posting-today-what’s-up! kind of way.

I mean “I’m back” in the best way possible. After a few months of struggle-bussing my way through The Dream, I’m finally back on track to where I want to be. So, what all did I get accomplished in July?

Check out past WIP Updates for The Dream (The Ballad of Emery Brooks, #3) if you haven’t already:

July 2020 (Cont.)

Last month, I admitted that after I handwrote 3,250 words on June 30th that I was gunshy about working on The Dream for the first couple weeks in July. Well… things changed for the better!

According to my handy dandy word count tracker notes page in my planner, I finally got back on the grind on July 10th. I ended up writing only eight days out of the month, but… *drumroll* if my calculations are correct, I still ended up writing around 10,000 words for the month! *Falls into a puddle of giddy exhaustion*

That’s an average of 1,250 words a day. That is not normal for my slow writing self. And I hope and pray those pages won’t be complete Haut Gar Bage when I go back to read them. XD

I would love to develop a habit of writing just 500 words a day every day of the month… but, you know. Procrastination and mind-dumping on select days seems to be the new method of madness.

July’s Word Count: est. +10,000 words | Total for WIP: est. 38,000 words

August 2020

I solemnly swear to try to write a little bit every day this month, but who am I kidding? I’ve already skipped a day because I was sleep deprived after the very noisy Hurricane Isaias at the beginning of the month. XD We’ll see how this goes.

Talk to Me, Arrowheads!

If you’re a writer, how are you progressing on your current work in progress? If you’re a reader and are interested in learning more about book one in The Ballad of Emery Brooks trilogy, be sure to add The Crush to your Goodreads To-Read list!

Want to help promote The Crush? On Monday, August 24th, I’ll be announcing the ARC Team sign-up! If you’d like to put your name down early, drop me a reminder via my Contact Page.

Aim high, stay strong, and always hit your mark.


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