Daily Log: 2018-09-09
Lazy day around the Murdock Family Household. We had plans. Those didn’t happen so it was mostly a pajama day. I started watching Black Panther. NetFlix decided I didn’t want to watch that movie about 30 minutes in so I decided to write.
Cranked out 1000 words in about 30 minutes to finish off a chapter. Felt awesome. Went and got some lunch. Ate. And took a 3-hour nap. Guess my body needed it.
The thing about taking a nap. If I take a short nap, I’m good to go. When I take a long nap. It wipes me out. I’m good for nothing. I was grumpy and didn’t want to do anything when I woke up.
So, I took My Favorite Daughter to take some pictures she needed for school. Got some ice cream for us all cuz it was crazy hot today (not as bad as it has been, but ugh). And I did some bass practice.
That cleared my head and by 8:30 in the evening, I finally fired up the writing computer again. I needed to get some writing done. My fingers were flying! I had a chapter that I thought I knew where it was going, and everything went sideways on me.
One of the things I mentioned. I’m not really a plotter or a pantser when I write. I like to have an idea where I’m going (plotter), but when I’m writing, characters will take things in a direction even I didn’t see coming (pantser). That’s what happened tonight and in 45 minutes I’d written another 1500 words. So I ended the day with around 2800 words when all was done.
I also ended up with another AI in this book which I hadn’t intended to have happen. Now I’ve got 3 AIs all with similar names, but different enough. I’ve got Pi (short for Apple Pi which will make more sense when ASH1 is published), I’ve got Uni (short for Union Computer), and I’ve got Jai which is short for…something I can’t tell you because it will give away a lot in ASH1 and ASH2 so you’ll have to wait and read all about it. So Pi, Uni, and Jai. it makes me laugh how my brain works when I get out of the way and let the story tell itself.
I possibly would have kept on going, but the Mrs, and I watched Big Brother (love my TV time with the Mrs.) and now that I’m out of the flow, I’m not going to jump back in for a 3rd attempt. I’m still a bit groggy from my nap and it’s time to hit the sack and tomorrow is another day.
We’ll see if I can keep the word count up. I’m still looking to finish this book within the next 2 weeks. I’m shooting for a 90,000-word book (I just like that length) but this one may end up running long. A story is as long as it needs to be. There is much that still needs to happen and the two powers are about to come to a head.
I’m off to bed.
Until Next Time!