I bought my tickets for the May 7th workshops when I was out and about on Wednesday. The morning session is How to Find an Editor and Why You Need One. The afternoon session is How to Write Effective Dialogue.
Detailed information on the workshops can be found at: http://www.tiwfestival.org/?d=f1
Since going back to my manuscript file this past Wednesday and actually working in it (I know – pretty amazing, eh?) after successfully avoiding it for some time, I’ve managed to add 1964 words. It might have been more than that but everytime I put it down and went back to it, I changed things… found better ways to say stuff in fewer words and then added more in other places. My word count has jumped to 99347 and this is only Part 1! But there is a major purge coming so I will likely lose a good chunk of them. However, with the change in direction I’ve gone in, I could be back up to that and higher before I finish this particular segment.
The only problem I can foresee with this week’s work is I’m going to have to go back and incorporate some of the techniques I’ve learned at recent workshops into earlier portions of my WIP.
Maybe I should tell my WIP to RIP and start a totally new project?