Managed to squeeze in 1,704 by 7:21 pm. I was a little more busy today than day 1 and couldn’t use my laptop, so I tried to continue on my phone and Ipad, fitting in bits whenever I could. I find that having breaks definitely works better, because while I’m not facing the screen I can imagine and plan a whole lot more. Still though, when I push through the rustiness and just keep typing, I can dig out a whole lot surprising scenes.
I really want to pass the minimum and reach 2000/3000 some days. That’s my goal.
The weekend: Just managed to fit in writing today. I started to make things up at the end. Tired by the end of the day, and my creativity is just hanging on. 1,692 words updated.
Today went smoother than yesterday. I managed to finish earlier in the day and to not leave any left-overs for the night/evening, which is a big relief. Feeling like I’ve accomplished something (whatever that is) actually made me feel more creative and want to write on. So I think (for me), the earlier done, the better.
I also made a word doc learning log where I’m documenting all my accountability posts. Might find it useful some day.
I was about 500 words away from 1,666, when I thought I’d give my mind a break and finish in the afternoon; I got pushed by a sprint to finish off with a brain dump (or a lot of nonsense) which actually produced some slight sense. Once I reach the daily goal, I slack a bit, but I’m sure I could keep going. I just think that I could use that time to work on the outline/scenes etc.
When I outlined I just threw in scenes between main events at the last minute and now I’m trying to sift through (there’s definitely more than 30) and decide which should be merged/deleted or expanded on. Trying to keep organised and stay on track with the story’s main concept, while keeping the other characters’ personalities consistent is also a challenge. I feel like the idea I’m trying to explore and the premise/theme are a strange combination. The framework needs some renovation. Not so much the actual writing, but the organising, and the decisions are what I’m finding challenging. So of course, I hardly feel like that after writing. I just want to relax :)
Other challenges: sitting for long periods (I start to fidget), sore neck, early mornings…
On schedule in the morning, but left 200-300 for laterr. Later came and I just couldn’t push myself to complete it ( seriously, for first time this week), but I guess it’s still not midnight yet. Felt bad. Tiredom and procrastination. I should go do it :)
Hit 10,000 and got a badge
Piece of advice for today: CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE, even if it’s a trip to the kitchen and back.
Rusty starts. Lots of points where I didn’t know where I was going, so I had to pause and re-think what I’m supposed to be discovering in this scene –Setting, certain characteristics, Development?. Just nearing the finishing line I took up a sprint with two others, and that boosted me up to 100 words to the end.
Should MC be that curious, or that naïve? How would those decisions affect the whole spine of the story, and so on.
Still haven’t gone beyond my daily goal.