Rolled out right at 2, anxious to get back to the novel.
Every now and then I check up on my lists and purge them. On this weak little list, I had only 31 subscribers. Of those, six had never opened the email when they received it. This blog has been running from my main site since July 1, pretty much every day. I think that’s a long enough time to indicate interest.
So I unsubscribed those six folks. Ten to one I won’t hear from them (because they won’t realize it), and that’s fine. (grin)
When your writing stalls, it’s hard to come back. That’s your conscious mind trying to keep you from writing. Believing you have to succumb to that is pure, unadulterated bullcookies. You don’t. You just don’t.
Once again today it felt early like I might not get any writing done. At all.
But I kept going back. I kept putting my fingers on the keyboard. I read about the previous two paragraphs, and then I wrote whatever came.
That’s the key to the whole thing. No matter the situation, if you’re writing fiction, Keep Coming Back and Write the Next Sentence. And don’t question it. If you doubt the sentence you write, that’s your conscious mind butting in. Just write the next sentence, whatever it is. Then write the next sentence, write the next sentence, write the next sentence.
Wonderful fun. I wish the same for my friend Alison and for all of you.
I wrote. (grin)
Fiction Words: 3641
Writing of “The Coming of Simon Stark” (SF novel)
Day 1…… 3800 words. Total words to date….. 3800 words
Day 2…… 1516 words. Total words to date….. 5316 words
Day 3…… 2942 words. Total words to date….. 8258 words
Day 4…… 4261 words. Total words to date….. 12519 words
Day 5…… 3039 words. Total words to date….. 15558 words
Day 6…… 2600 words. Total words to date….. 18158 words
Day 7…… 4634 words. Total words to date….. 22792 words
Day 8…… 3149 words. Total words to date….. 25941 words
Day 9…… 3641 words. Total words to date….. 29582 words
Total fiction words for the month………… 58221
Total fiction words for the year…………… 523262