Hey guys! I had a great writing session today. I composed 2, 249 words! Here are my stats for day 21:
Word Count Goal: 38,341
Words Written: 41,671
So I crossed the 40,000 word threshold. Less than 10,000 away from my goal of 50,000 words. My novel will definitely exceed that word count.
Today, we are gonna break down the final block of Act 2. Now these three story points, the Reaction, Action and Dedication, can be combined but I will briefly break them down.
Reaction: This section is self explanatory. The hero reflects upon what happened during the Midpoint. Things have changed now and they have to come to terms with that.
Action: Armed with this new information, the hero takes matters into his own hand and decides to be in control of his or her own destiny. In Star Wars, this is when Luke decides to disobey Obi-Wan’s orders to stay put and saves Princess Leia instead.
Dedication: Nothing is going to stop your hero from succeeding. Whether it’s an entire chapter or a small scene, show that the hero is now dedicated to their journey.
And that’s it for Act 2. Tomorrow we will explore the first block of Act 3. Things are about to get very interesting.
Until next time, kill your darlings, slay your dragons and keep writing.