It’s January 25th, 2015. It is time for the Week Three update!
Days 18 through 24 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written. There were no major events that just kept me from getting the words in this time, save for Day 24 in which I didn’t plan my time around a birthday party, but more on that in the motivational series!
Stats for Days 18 to 24:
Day 18 – 1073 words
Day 19 – 1741 words
Day 20 – 1333 words
Day 21 – 1081 words
Day 22 – 1077 words
Day 23 – 1039 words
Day 24 – 1096 words
Total count for the year thus far is 40,179 words. Average daily word count is 1,674 words. The novel I’m working on is at 38,408 words. Based on my projections for the story, it is 18% finished.
Last week I talked about the origin of the novel I’m working on, working title Gridfall. This week I’d like to give you the elevator pitch. For those unfamiliar with the elevator pitch, it is your attempt to pitch your story to, presumably, someone of importance in an effort to sell the story. As, generally speaking, you probably have less than a minute to make your pitch before you’ve lost them, you have to get very good at explaining the essence of your story in a paragraph or less, often in just a sentence or two. You already know the genre, but that doesn’t really explain anything about the story, only the setting.
So here it is, the elevator pitch!
Nella and Kurt are almost siblings that barely tolerate each other as they struggle to survive after the collapse of their technologically-driven society. Nella never learned a useful skill before the fall, and Kurt’s expertise in grid technology is all but useless after the fall. Join them on their journey to survive and thrive in a world that has no use for them, as they learn to stop hating each other and everyone else. No one knows why the grid collapsed, or why it can’t be made to work again, but Nella knows one thing.
Kurt inadvertently caused the collapse, killing untold thousands, including his fiance, Nella’s sister. Can she survive long enough to forgive him? Can he live with the guilt? Do they want to?
And remember, writing is a skill. So write the hell on, writers.