I spent August working through the snowflake method to plan a novel. I am now somewhere between steps 5 and 6, which is to say that I’ve written a character synopsis for my main character the length of the plot synopsis in part 6 and several but not all of my one-page character summaries for the other characters. As such, I have written lots of words, but none that I can count towards word count. My plan, BTW, is to finish the character summaries, call steps 5 and 6 done, skip step 7, and go straight to step 8, listing the scenes in the novel. Then I will be ready to start writing it.
However, I had a short story idea come to me, so that may get written first.
Either way, I expect to generate some actual word count this month.
WORDS WRITTEN: 0
HOURS SPENT WRITING: 12.5
Man, you are so not a pantser
No, I am not. Even with short stories, I have two files: the journal where I write down ideas about the story and the story document itself.