Checking in again, feeling very blurry-eyed today.
I’m here to report that day two is definitely harder than day one.
This is because:
1. The novelty of it all has worn off. Yes, in a day! Family members who held day one sacred are thinking, well, get over it already!
2. After the initial rush to start yesterday, I’m now getting into the dicier parts of the book. The “I’m not sure what really happens next” parts, which, you know, is bound to slow things down.
3. I’m getting tired of the goodies I picked out to use as rewards. Isn’t there anything else?
4. My early morning walk with the dog, which yesterday yielded such wonderful results, today only led my mind in directions that were unbooky. Things like retirement funds, and roof repair, and annoying what ifs that were all too rooted in reality.
In short, by day two life starts to intrude even more.
Nonetheless, forge ahead me hearties, yo ho! I did all the right things. No to the Internet. No to Spider Solitaire. Yes to staying with the project and just writing ahead, and trying to scheme new angles.
I did come up with more plot twists and turns, and I also wrote scenes that might never appear in the final book. And I’ll probably change the book structure when I edit it all. But really, doesn’t this happen with every book you write? It does with my books.
Today’s totals: 5,973 words
Overall total for book so far: 45 pages,with 11,060 words
So, not such a bad day. It was productive. Definitely. And I will write more tonight too. I’m bracing myself for an even tougher day tomorrow. But I refuse to give up.
Book in a week, baby! Woot!!!