A Good Writing Day
It’s now been a whole 44 days since I started my latest attempt at a novel. Honestly, the days have really flown by so far. Last week notwithstanding, the attempt has been going well so far and I’m confident that I will finish it. After today, I’m just over the 34k mark; this makes for an average a little bit lower than I had hoped, but it’s still hardly bad.
Today was a particularly good way for writing, though not in the way I had originally anticipated. As I recently explained, I was hoping to start writing short stories again, or at least something besides the big WIP. I flitted between a couple of smaller projects for some time and got nowhere on either. I then went “sod it” and went back to the WIP for the day, and ended up producing nearly 2000 words by the time I was done. Needless to say, I’m feeling a little bit pleased with myself. As for the other projects…well, there’s always tomorrow.
Certain parts of the plot are unfolding faster than I expected. My protagonist has turned out to be a bit too naive and childish for a severe parasitic infestation to completely knock it out of them, which is speeding things along a little. That said, even this protagonist has their limits; they’re about to get shaken up pretty badly, and in the process they’re going to learn yet more things about the “pet” they thought they had known so well. Sounds exciting, no? I’m looking forward to writing it, at any rate.
How much detail do you tend to use when planning your writing projects? Ever had those plans derail when the time came to get them onto the page? Feel free to post your experiences below.