Tuesday. God damn you Tuesday.
Don’t look so smug over there yourself Thursday.
And I see you as well Friday.
Saturday, shut it.
These are my challenge days. The days I have no silence, as I do right now but instead of writing I’m complaining about not having time and quiet to write. MAKES SENSE RIGHT?!
But I don’t work good in short intervals. 30 minutes to write down and keep my word count up doesn’t work for me. I need time to stretch and tilt my head back and forth a few times trying to find the best angle for these words to shoot out through. I’m one of those annoying artists who need everything just right for the picture to form. I’m also terrible with analogies.
I ended up at 7000 words. About 1300 short of where I needed to be to end yesterday but I still think it ended up a quality number. I could have been stuck at less than 5000 and felt like punching myself in the face for even saying I was going to try this. That’s good, right?
By the end of today it will be 6 days. According to wonderful averages writing 1667 words a day for 30 days makes it approximately 10,000 words every 6 days. I’m nearly there. Which seems kind of cool. An accomplishment of sorts that I was able to whip this out of nothing and have enough direction that I came up with nearly a fifth of the requirement.
So yay, right?
A problem with writing what I’m writing, a period romance story (I KNOW, RIGHT?!) is that it requires knowing so much of the history. I feel like sometimes I might as well just staple a bunch of printed out wikipedia pages and say “LOOK I MADE A STORY!” But I mean, obviously there’s a little more to it than that. Thankfully.
But there is one part I wrote trying to connect things that felt like a history lesson and not part of a story. I know the point of this whole WriMo thing is to just get it down and then go back afterwards and polish it up, but its so hard to go against my natural inclination to do the fixing while I’m writing. Of course, that is why I never finish anything because I’m constantly trying to make it perfect and I lose steam.
So, I’m writing. I need 3000 more to hit my goal. I’m going to do this or die trying. Well not die just…want to blink myself into a wall. But yeah no this is fun. THIS IS FUN!