Huge writing day. I got a lot more done than I thought I was going to when noon hit and I hadn’t written a word. The last few years I have done my best writing in the mornings, between 9 & 11am. When Shaun came home from work and started working on his writing, I would sort things around the house, work on getting dinner together, edit photos, rarely would I join him in a word war.
This year I have written in the early afternoon and then joined Shaun for two half hour write-ins in the afternoon as well. As a result, I got 3,614 words today. I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep this pace once we enter week two doldrums, but I’m going to write as often as I can make myself. I’m also starting to like my story a little bit, which is good. I gave up on keeping supernatural aspects out and things got so much easier. I need to revist my Magna Carta I list I made this year (as advised in No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty) I’m just meant to include ghoulies, that’s all there is to it. I haven’t even decided what the supernatural element is, but it’s building spookily and it lopes about the countryside with coattails flapping. I’ve never written a werewolf before, but I suppose it could be that. Who knows? Not I the author, that’s for sure.
& it’s polaroid week! In past years I have felt really inspired during this week. I think I feel a little low because it’s my last pack of film. Yeah. There’s impossible project film, and it looks pretty awesome, but the Polaroid 600 that expired in October 2009, I have 3 shots left. Sigh.
9392 / 50000 words. 19% done!
I should not have complained yesterday. I should not complain today, it will only make tomorrow worse. I mean, I was hardly complaining at all, really. I just said it was a little uncomfortable. Today is my lowest word count this year, but you know what? It’s still 200 words more than I need to write every day, and furthermore, I’m still 2,799 words ahead of schedule, I’m still about 1,500 words ahead of where I was last year, and last year? Last year I finished 5 days early with about 1,000 extra words. So… no complaints over here. I’m feeling just ducky.
My protagonist, on the other hand, has done nothing but sob for 3,000 words or so.
12799 / 50000 words. 26% done!
2,034 words today. I like to get my writing done before noon, but today I finished up at 1PM. It was a struggle to make myself start but once I was in there it went fine. I still think I’m rushing the story along, but this is probably because I’m not even sure what the story is. How can I rush a plot that isn’t there? I just trudge along every day, exceed the required daily word count and then do some laundry and cook dinner. I can’t decide if I want it to be more of a challenge than it is, but I think not. It would be a challenge, perhaps, if I were not writing a somewhat stereotypical slightly parodied romance novel.
6449 / 50000 words. 13% done!