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So… welcome to my journey. It will be a colorful ride, full of twists and turns along the way, to keep you wondering “What will I learn about Ivy in her next post?”
So, I stumbled across this gorgeous photo last week and it inspired me to write a bunch this weekend. It’s amazing how a single image can take your breath away and set your imagination soaring! Literally… 7,000 words written and I could have kept going if it wasn’t for needing sleep or go to work.
*huffs… rolls eyes… sighs*
So I wanted to share it with you all!
💜 Do you ever get inspired to write by a single image? 💜
Hey guys! I’m back! 🎉 I took a little break from my IG to get my mind refocused in writing. I had a pretty awesome weekend working on my first WIP and knocking out just shy of 7k words! I’m pretty stoked for my progress. I may even squeeze in a little more writing tonight for my second book. ☺️ Hoping you all are having a phenomenal day!! I’ll be updating again soon 💜
I had to post this quote as it pretty much sums me up!!
So far this week has been a pretty productive on accomplishing my weekly goals!
📚Already I’ve read 2 books, posted 2 blog posts and I’m at about 4K words written.
I do have to try to hammer out some more writing so I can meet that 7k words for the week! But I’m getting there!! Also, I have two books to read that I’m a Beta & Arc reader for two different authors. Oh, did I mention I’m going out tonight for one of my best friends birthdays!
Ahhhh!! So busy!!
But, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
💜 #QUESTION – Did you set goals for the week and if you did, what’s your progress? 💜
I’ll post my final update of how my week ended Sunday. 💋
Happy Sunday to you all! 💜 I hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend so far.
Wanted to give you all another mini update on what’s going on as it’s been pretty eventful!
📝 Today I started off focusing on my second WIP. The story has come to me a little easier than the first. So much so that I’ve outlined the first book as well as the series set up for the other books for it.
This then sparked some ideas for my other book as it has more complex storylines, which to be honest has slowed the process down… If I’m going to be honest though, I don’t want to rush my work and have a shitty product when I can take my time to create the needed layers to create a masterpiece!!
I’m pretty excited for my progress. I’m even more excited knowing I still have a full day ahead of me to write and do a little more research!
MyGoal – Hoping to knock out 1k Words! I think I can do it with all this inspiration flowing. ☺️
⁉️#QUESTION FOR WRITERS: Do you map out your stories before you write them or do you write it as the inspiration comes and rework it later? ⁉️
💜Thanks again for checking in with me and my writing progress! I hope you all have a fantastic rest of your day. 💜
Here’s my word count tracking for the rest of the week. Not as much writing as I would have liked. However, I still feel that a lot of progress made!
I’ve decided to dive a little deeper into my world building for the two books I’m writing. Figuring out The geography, types of people, civilization, technology/weapons & magic, economy and politics. It’s an exciting process! With both being a series, I want to make sure the worlds feel real to keep the reader engaged.
Have you ever took a day and did #worldbuilding for your books? Has it helped make your world more believable? 🤔
Anywho! Hoping to get some writing done this weekend as ideas after yesterday’s world building was definitely inspiring!! 💜