It’s back to the work-week, which means I am back to doing my writing in the evenings after the kids have gone to bed. Tonight I wrote for about 2 hours, and while a lot of what I wrote felt like info-dump, I am beginning to recognize the structure of the story and see all of the parts. And I know that it will look very different in the second draft. But that is a good thing. By recognizing that, I am no encumbered by worries of what I write on any given day. It is a sketch and I won’t start using ink to shape it until the next pass.
So I managed to add just shy of 2,500 words tonight, bringing my 5-day total to 13,005 words. Here are my official Day 5 stats:
I’m getting into a groove, but I did think I’d be farther along in the story than I am, and already I realize that a lot of compression is going to be taking place in the next draft. Still, I am well ahead of the curve in terms of writing, which is good because I will be out of town on Thursday and Friday and I’ll need to try to cram my writing in while on a plane. Being this far ahead of par gives me a little breathing room.
I’m pleased with what I accomplished tonight, as you can tell from my photo below, taken just after I finished.
Tomorrow will be interesting because it’s Election Day and I’m sure that when I’m doing my writing in the evening, I’ll be tempted to check to see how things are turning out. Maybe it will be good to have a 2-hour break and focus on something other than incoming polling numbers.
How’d everyone else fare today?