Daily Log: 2018-08-25
Overcoming inertia is difficult. I know it’s all in my head, but it’s a lot like exercising again after a long time. A little effort is stressful.
That said, I spent about an hour writing today, though I had wanted to spend far longer. I got just over 1000 words knocked out and I’m happy with how it’s flowing. I’m still having to refer to my character list to make sure I’m not leaving anyone behind. I’d hate for someone to disappear mid-book. 🙂
That said, the best-laid plans are usually doomed. As it was today. I had planned to spend as much time as possible sitting and writing. The Mrs and I, instead, did a number of things around the house and I helped her with some of the studying she needs to do to prepare for her job. That ate into the day and into the night.
Tomorrow is another day. I’m not going to beat myself up. Progress is progress and I now have 1000 more words than I did yesterday. I can feel the dam starting to break. The words want to come out. I’m excited about this book. I know, in general, where it’s headed, but I still have many twists and turns coming.
That said, I love leaving chapter endings as cliffhangers. I do this for two reasons. One is to suck the reader into reading another chapter. But the main reason is for me. I like to have a stopping point, but a good starting point is after dropping that cliffhanger. Tomorrow, when I cycle back through what I wrote tonight, I’ll hit that same cliffhanger and it’s a great jumping off point to start my writing.
So many words ahead of me. I’m setting goals in my mind for the remainder of the year. Once I have those firm in my head, I’ll let you know what they are. yes, it’ll be a challenge, but what’s the fun if you’re not pushing yourself? The biggest one will be not only doing this blog every single day. The other will be putting words down in a book every single day. The question I need to ask is, how many do I think I can do every day? I’ve a lot of books I want to write and they ain’t going to write themselves. If my goal is too light, I fear they won’t get done as quickly as I would like.
We shall see. At the moment, I’m just getting going again. 1000 words is a good start, but I’m capable of so much more. Last year I wrote nearly 3000 words a day for an entire month. Honestly, it didn’t feel that difficult. Might be a good goal to see if I can do that through the rest of this year. We shall see. We shall see.
Before I run, I wanted to say ‘thank you’ to all those who’ve kept up with the blog and have stopped by to say ‘hi’ and ‘welcome back’ and encourage me onward. You words mean a lot to me and your encouragement does wonders for my self-confidence.
I’m off to get some rest because a tired brain makes for a weary writer.
Until Next Time!