So over the weekend, I ended up crawling out of my writing shell and actually had a social life-which is great-but also means less writing was accomplished. Still I managed to write all of chapter 7 on Saturday and a bit of chapter 8 which I finished in full on Sunday. I ended up writing most of 8 and then cutting it and writing it again because I was having one of those moments when my characters were pushing a little too ahead of the plotline. And I had to rein them in. And I was also falling into one of my early newbie writing traps of wanting to lay down all of the mystery pieces at once which becomes an information overload.
So while I think (no I know) I made the right choice about slowing down the mystery plot...the romance plotline...it feels wrong to me now in this chapter and maybe I can find a halfway point between my outline and what my characters want. I guess every now and then they can still surprise you. So Im planning to redo this one scene in chapter 8 and then write chapter 9 tonight.
I feel like I have so much to do this week! Yikes.
But anyway I have official written 8 chapters in a period of 7 days with a final count of 179 pages, and 50,301 words (and this isn't counting all of the stuff I deleted and cut.