Okay, so yesterday I wrote 4,100 words and got to a grand total of 10,000+, so yay!!! I still spend too much time procrastinating but at least stuff is getting done. I find myself still spending too much time looking at my phone and too much time thinking about other things. But at least something is happening. It would be nice if I could add 5,000 before we leave tomorrow. That’s kind of my loose goal but if it doesn’t happen I’ll be okay.
I did figure out the mean thing my character is going to do that she’s going to regret later, so that’s cool. I didn’t even know that was going to happen until this morning.
Yesterday we played scrabble and quiddler and banangrams. I won the first two and I won a couple of rounds in banangrams. I’m ver competitive, lolz. I try to act like I’m not, though. At least sometimes.
No hot tubbing yesterday. We were all too tired from a full day of writing. I wrote some outside but when it got cold I had to move back in. Today it’s still below freezing and there’s ice on the porch so I’m sitting up in bed and trying to write this way. I would lay down on my front but I did that yesterday for probably about five hours and my back was displeased by the end of it. So I’m trying something new.I also have the laptop resting on a pillow so I hope I don’t short it out with the heat or something. I’m going to have to remember to check on that occasionally.
I like my main character in this book and I like the other people too. I hope when I am done the story is all that I planned for it to be. There’s a few things already that I’m not sure about, but I can always go back and look those over when I am done. The important thing is writing through it, I think, and getting a complete first draft. Oh, how I would like to have a complete first draft again. It has been far too long since I have had a new one. It’s time. It really is.
I wonder how I can keep my momentum going when I return home tomorrow? Being alone, being by myself – it’s worked wonders for my productivity. It also helps a lot to have others here, to compare myself too. If they’re working, I need to be working. And although I haven’t done any actual writing yet this morning, I have done my walk-n-talk to work through some issues in the story and find out what I’m going to write next. And I’m doing this blog, which I assume is good for the writing muscle or whatever.
I still have the distraction in my mind but I’m able to push it away a little better here. That’s important if I want to reach the goal of a finished novel. And my critique partners think this is the one that’s going to sell quickly. I hope so. I hope it’s not ridiculous when it’s done.