Monday, March 9, 2015

Hard day

I'm not sure what made this day such a hard writing day. I know I had a weird dream before I woke up, but would that have done it? I was trying to sneak out of a house and the friend I was with was dragging her feet. Not sure what that was about!

I seldom write on the weekend, but that didn't stop the great ideas that seemed to gush out.  I dutifully wrote them all down in a little notebook, but when it came time this morning (8:30 AM) to start, the ideas didn't seem to gel as I thought they would.

Still, I kept at it for a good four or more hours (took some breaks looking for good restaurants in Denver...) and then finally stopped when I was starving for lunch. I was up nearly 1,000 words but didn't feel satisfied. Maybe I will tomorrow when I look at what I did today. I think one of the difficulties is that I'm more and more aware that it's time to reread. I've been inserting various scenes, and I think the ms. may need to be sorted out yet again. I don't want to take the time to do this as it will kill a whole writing session, but I may need to.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Back again...

Has it really been nearly nine months since I was on this blog???

Yikes. I will try to do better.


The good news is that ever since the end of January 2015, I have been racking up the words. Not to say that I haven't had the usual stare-at-the-screen days which make me pretty grumpy, but I am making progress. I am up to over 72,000 words. I think I need 80 or 90K. I have solemnly resolved to finish this book by the end of 2015. That means not only the first draft, but Draft #45  and all the way to Finished Draft.


So, stay tuned. I will try to write every day or at least once a week to update this blog and let you know where I am with word count and also with staring...