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Got some good sleep last night, and woke up quite refreshed. Wow, a long week! I don’t think I was in bed before midnight once this week. I think it really affected the writing. It’s hard to force yourself to write when the muses are sleeping…
Well, as I had hoped, I got my hour in early today. More laying down of story, but not a lot of style development. I’m hoping that it just starts kicking in, but I’m getting a little worried now. Maybe I should take a passage and just concentrate on developing the style. Continue reading
Very introspective little scene today. I think that most books are at their best when it is two or more characters sort of bumping heads. One wants this thing, and the other wants another thing, and somehow they have to jostle by each other to get what they want. Today though, it was like the jostling came from two same-pole magnets. My two main characters didn’t so much bump into each other as get driven apart from each other. That might be interesting on its own — what happens when two people can’t, for some reason, work out their differences together in a scene, even though that tension is there…? Continue reading
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… Continue reading