That doesn’t sound like much and yet.
300 words. Words I didn’t have the day before. Words that captivated me so much when I was thinking about them that I drove right past my turn-off and had to backtrack about 5 miles when I was going home.
300 words. Mostly dialog which is unusual for me and yet it felt easy and right as I wrote it. There is still a voice that uniquely belongs to the main character and yet falls naturally from my fingertips.
300 words about a boy with a secret and his sister who has a secret of her own.
300 words. That I had no idea where they were going when I started and yet, when I ended, hooked right back to the beginning of the book.
I have never written like this before, in fits and spurts of scenes that are mostly complete in their rise and fall and conflict. With no idea of the road ahead and yet, like stepping stones in an overgrown garden a path is built to somewhere special.
Oh happy day.
Three hundred words plus these lovely ones. Bodes very very well. Oh happy day is right. Yay!
Thank you. I am treasuring every single word.
300 words sounds good to me. Sometimes you need to shake up your process a little. You’re not writing the same book so you can’t write the same way.
That’s very true. Every book is different so it makes sense that the process is different. And yes, these little snippets are a bit similar to writing the poems in HTR.
I’m just constantly fascinated by process.
Yeah on 300 words! I know exactly how you feel and love the garden analogy. 🙂 Keep plugging away!
That’s so exciting, Susan! Such a mysterious process, writing is. I totally understand that feeling….congrats.
Thanks Barbara! I am endlessly fascinated by our varied processes.
This gave me little shivers. I’m excited for you and your process and the story that’s coming to life.
Thank you, Tracy. I’m excited too. It’s been too long since I was this excited about writing.
That’s exciting. Sounds like you had a breakthrough! 300 hard-won words are well worth celebrating. Maybe I should go have some chocolate to celebrate for you. 🙂
Thanks. I hope you had some really good chocolate to celebrate me. 🙂
Every little scene feels like a breakthrough. Which probably means I am going to be exhausted when I get to the end.
Oooo… I got all fluttery reading this. Go go go….
I wish my big work-for-hire project was done so I could dive into this more fully.
Soon. Okay, not soon but eventually.
I really like your post. It feels encouraging. 🙂
I could go for some of that. 😉
Thank you. I am to hear it feels encouraging for you. Really, even when life has you racing in stormy circles if you can get down just a few words, something happens and grounds you. Maybe only for a little while, but it helps.
It must be in the water. PC is forming up just like this. Strange.
Funny how that happens, isn’t it? I suppose I am learning (or should be learning) how to faith that there will be a book at the end of all this.
Oh yeah, you won’t flounder around forever. 🙂 Though the floundering, I’m learning, is great fun.