My novel has taken on a life of it’s own!  I’ve heard other writers talk about this and I’ve touched on it in the past too.  I’m really having a good time with this book.  But I am just amazed at the twists and turns it is taking!

I didn’t plot out every thing.  In fact I didn’t plot out anything before I started writing.  I had a good idea for a plot, the main points along the way of the story, the characters, and how I want it to end.   That’s it!

This thing has grown legs and is now running along in front of me!  It’s up to me to keep up with it!  It’s shaping up to be even better than I first imagined!

My word count to date is 8124.  I’m averaging about 1624 words a day.  Still just a little shy of my 1900 word goal.  But over all, I still feel very good about it.

I hope all of you are having as good a time as I am.  Happy Friday and Happy Writing!


About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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4 Responses to IT’S ALIVE!!

  1. Ana Love says:

    Great job, I’m having a blast so far and wrote 10k words so far (:


  2. trentpmcd says:

    Great! Yeah, sometimes it’s that way. I recently wrote and posted as I was writing a book, The Halley Branch. It was supposed to be a short story and just kept growing! It quickly took a life of its own and I was soon covering topics I had never even really even thought about before. So yes, books do that! Have fun – that’s what it’s all about!

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