Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Day 24 - 3098 Words of Brute Writing Force!

Not really as much progress as it sounds, but I realized I just need to rip forward as much as possible. I am not going to meet this deadline, but this will be in much better shape than the last time. It won't be ready for readers (which is what I'd hoped) but it will be ready for me to read through for flow, and see if I need to shift scenes and try a different take here and there.

This book has turned out to be a particularly hard book. Or at least a slow one. I need to take my time with it. I considered giving it a break today. I have so many things to write, and this clearly benefits from ripening time.

But I only wanted to do that because I have found myself spinning my wheels at the tough spots. I don't need to give it a rest quite yet - I just need to stop spinning my wheels. So do a little work on the trouble spots - enough time to make some kind of progress - then drop in a note and bull through the rest. These trouble spots will be much easier to handle when I can get a really clear picture of the whole.

Running Total: 47415 Words.

47415 / 75000 words. 63% done!

In Today's Pages: George vs The Cat. Zero vs. George. Karla vs. The Tunes Playing In Her Head. And Rosie just has a headache.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I've GOT to make major headway this week. GOT to. Let's do it, Camille! Slog ahead!

The Daring Novelist said...

Even though today's a workday, I think I'll have a productive night tonight. I'm moving into a part of the novel where things shift into a higher gear.