Day 4: err…whoops
Whoops sums up yesterday quite well as far as my writing went. Not only did I miss my daily target, but I also managed to miss my blog post. Hence why I’m writing this post now.
For whatever reason, I just…wasn’t feeling it yesterday. At all. I managed to force out just under 700 words, but the scene I was writing bogged down tremendously. Remember when I said the scene in question revolves around a drug sequence? Well, I haven’t actually got to the drugs yet. Today, I’m going to skip straight to the meat of the scene, so to speak, and worry about filling in the gap when I start redrafting.
I will honestly be amazed if even one hundred of yesterday’s words survive the first redraft. Most of them were, quite frankly, dreadful and I realized this as I wrote them. The only reason I kept going as long as I did was to keep some semblance of momentum going; from previous experience, one day of little to no writing tends to lead to several more such days. A day of bad writing, on the other hand, is simply a way to get badness out of my system. Well, that’s what I like to think, at least 😉
According to excel, I’ve now averaged 923 words a day after four days of writing. This is hardly bad, but probably not enough to get a first draft finished as early as I’d like. Guess I’ll have to step up my game a bit.