So apparently the structure I created was still too lean. Spent what was planned to be a Catch Up Day (i.e. writing 7000 words) instead on developing a more fleshed out structure for the novel. Now I have a 7-point one-primary story outline, with two sub-plots that weave in. That only took, oh, about 6 hours, while viewing Pride and Prejudice (yes, the one with Colin Firth and his wet shirt) for inspiration.
Now that I have a much stronger foundation to work from, writing should go faster.
Wrote 452 words in 15 minutes. Meh. I was planning/hoping to get more words in today, but alas, the day did not quite allow for it. And honestly, I don’t really remember what I wrote. It will most likely get scrapped in revision. <sigh>
In the meantime, check out John Scalzi’s The Dispatcher, narrated by Zachary Quinto. It’s not Regency or Steampunk, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Writing sessions today:
15″ – 452 words
Total novel writing time so far: 475 minutes (7 hours 55 minutes)
Total novel word count so far: 11034 words