I’ve managed to add a few more words to my count – wooooohoooo!
Lately, I’ve spent time reworking my characters and doing a bit more worldbuilding. Which has given me a boost, of course. But getting those lovely words down on a stark white computer page feels much more productive.
I didn’t have the scene worked out ahead of time, but I had an image and a feeling of being inside my character, seeing with her eyes. I guess my Muse struck. It was true “seat of your pants” stuff, something I never thought myself capable of before, but I’m trying to not be so shocked when it hits me now.
Anyway, after I wrote part of the scene, I let it simmer for a bit (because, honestly, it didn’t go anywhere) and looked at it with my more analytical Me. I figured out a way to incorporate it into what I already had and came up with a scene sentence to put on an index card. I still need to finish the scene, but it opened up some possibilities I hadn’t thought of before.
Some of what I’ve written previously may need to be cut or reworked, but right now I’m going on from here and not tinkering. Even though it’s tempting. MUST NOT REVISE BEFORE IT’S TIME!
With Thanksgiving coming up, I’ll be busy the next few days with shopping and cooking – and eating! Mmm-mmm. Hopefully, I’ll be able to snatch a few moments of writing time.