More cleaning up and more new words. The cleaning up feels good, filling out the story, fixing gaps. The story is moving forward, and conflict definitely makes the writing easy and faster. I’m enjoying the pull-push-tug between characters, and the surprises that pop up, like new characters.
20″ 84 words
25″ 119 words
40″ 1075 words
20″ 675 words
TOTALS SO FAR: 1055″ & 22,438 words
Wrote lots of dialogue today, which I will need to clean up tomorrow. Note for the Future: “Jeopardy” on the TV in the background is not helpful. Nor is Merlot. Whoops. Still, I managed to get more words down, so yay, but I was kind of spacey. More words tomorrow.
20″ 181 words
30″ 323 words
20″ 536 words
TOTALS SO FAR: 1125″ & 24,042 words
Gak! Still struggling with no idea of where the story is going, and no momentum. SLOW. I find myself falling back to old tricks (ex/ writing just dialogue). Unfortunately, I’m not sure that is working.
30″ 511 words
20″ 504 words
20″ 439 words
TOTALS SO FAR: 1195″ & 25,476 words
Note to self: I realized that all the stories I’ve written this year came from writing prompts that I just did as writing practice and then got caught up in, but not every practice got fleshed out as a complete story. It was like the stories had already proven themselves in the practice, so perhaps some of my struggling with this story is due to it not getting that chance or metaphorical pre-soak. Just a thought.
30″ 263 words
20″ 225 words
15″ 97 words
10″ 373 words
30″ 626 words
TOTALS SO FAR: 1300″ & 27,160 words