Hmmm. What happened to days 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18?
Mostly, THIS happened, which was awesome to do and ultimately very successful, but hugely time consuming. Also I had to read a whole book for a writing group crit – a very good book, but when you’re trying to jam out 50k, 340 pages of reading definitely slows you down no matter how good it is.
But there’s two piece of good news here.
#1. I found myself thinking about my book constantly. Thinking about it and anxious to get back to it, and in some cases a couple days of break – not as many as I took, but a couple – was good to get my wheels turning about where some plot points should ultimately go and more creative ways to do both new scenes and scenes I’ve already written…so that’s all really encouraging.
#2: 10,105 words / 34 pages
Okay, fine, not “Ka-pow!”, but I’m freaking delighted to be over 10k, and unlike how I felt last week – which was something along the lines of “um…what do I write next?” – I’ve got scene after scene in the queue right now.
Headed into the Thanksgiving next week/weekend, since it will be a quiet one with no travel and just Adam and I and two extra days off from “real work”, it will hopefully give me extra time to get to where I need to be (i.e. finished)…wish me luck…nearly 40k in ten days is no bullshit.
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