Day 2 – Flashes Before My Eyes

Another great day, this time entering unknown territory. I’d played out the first scene (yesterday’s writing) in my head a few times over the last couple of weeks, so I was ready to go out of the gates. Today though, I was creating from scratch as I went. Still, I managed to out-pace yesterday’s output over the hour, something I was very surprised with. I thought I’d have fewer words completed simply because I didn’t know where I was going.

Not that word count in itself is the goal. But it is, at least for me, a writing strategy. I’m guilty of editing as I write too much, so I’m consciously trying to just get this first draft down without reviewing it too much. I’m hoping that (a) this will keep the material fresh and (b) it will stop me from second-guessing the work, and ultimately the reason I’m doing this in the first place. (If you’re a writer yourself, perhaps you know to what I refer…)

Anyway, another good day, completing both Chapters 1 and 2. (I just wrote “Chapter 3” when my timer went off — that will give me something the mull over today…)

(Novel Writing Totals)

Hours Today: 1
Words Today: 1,609

Hours Total: 2
Words Total: 3,019

~Graham

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