Sunday, April 8, 2012

ROW 80 update - Finally Getting Started

ROW 80 update

I am so far behind, and I have so much on my plate, that I feel this portion of the week was a miracle. I am way too weary to talk about why. I can only say that I think I found the element that did not feel good enough or fun enough, and with much persistent work, I am finally able to go after it.

Wednesday Day 3 - Nothing -- this is the long day at work. Still recovering from the migraine.

Thursday Day 4 - 3 sessions. I was brainstorming to get momentum up again. I had really bad sinuses though, so I was still battling health and weariness. Still, I think going back and redoing a short scene that didn't satisfy into a foundation scene for the story might be just what I need.

Friday Day 5 - 3 sessions. Some fruitful brainstorming. I am moving into the Mess Of The Full Blown Book stage. I needed one more thread to carry what I've been writing, and I finally found it.

Part of the problem was that the idea was originally a novella or even novelette -- so some elements were a tad "light weight" for the story. But it's also a risky transition time -- when you pull out the threads and can get into a bigger project than you expected. Still, I think this will make it a much better book. And tomorrow I can get back to writing.

Saturday Day 6 - 3 sessions, 60 minutes (writing). I had hours and hours of prep work, but I think I'm finally almost caught up on all the work I missed last weekend. I really feel good about the work I did today.

See you in the funny papers.

4 comments:

Ryan King said...

Ugg. A full plate. I at least hope it's like a buffet and you've some items on it that you really want. Good job on playing catch up. I hope next week goes better for you.

The Daring Novelist said...

Thanks. Now if I can just catch some momentum....

KM Huber said...

You certainly managed to turn you week around, which, ultimately, may provide the momentum that is currently scarce. Most interesting point about "Mess of Full Blown Book Stage," perhaps because I am facing something similar. Let's both of us have a full week and see what that will mean.
Karen

The Daring Novelist said...

Together, then...

FORWARD!