Saturday, January 29, 2011

2176 Words and Mired in the Middle

This entire chapter - these two chapters -  SUCK.  I feel very much like I am just slogging through the middle, uninspired, and struggling for solid plot points.  I know my characters, where they started, and where they're going to end up, and the very most basic of conflicts in the middle, but I hadn't exactly...um...thought through those conflicts, and how they would play out.

To be honest, all I really want to do is write the mushy-gushy scenes.  These practical, 'moving' sections of the story are what are tripping me up.  I just like to write about beautiful people kissing and falling in love.  While I listen to music about beautiful people kissing and falling in love.

But I buckled down, put Scrivener in the distraction free mode, and hit my goal of passing up 40,000 words today.  Rule.  I'm also almost halfway through the draft now, plot-wise.

I want to pause for a moment before the daily wordcount to give a shoutout to two other aspiring novelist bloggers who I think are awesome.  Not that it will help them at all because I have between 0-3 daily readers, but I want to mention them.

First: Gina, for commenting on yesterday's post and encouraging me exactly when and how I need to be encouraged.  Her blog is pretty awesome and actually offers writing tips and book recs as opposed to being 99.8% self-centered like mine.  Which is admirable.  Thanks, Gina!

Second:  The Hack Novelist posts a daily wordcount on his blog, too, which I unabashedly stole for this blog.  Unlike me, though, he actually writes interesting posts.  So, awesome.  Check him out.

Words Written Today: 2176
Total Words: 40228
Listening to: "World Spins Madly On" by the Weepies (Husband is home today and managing the children which means I got to blare my headphones, so even though "Despicable Me" was playing in the undercurrent, my music pretty much blocked out kidsounds.  YAY!)
Obsessed with: Ohio.

Last but not least, here is a photo of my kids splashing in the water yesterday, because the weather was uncharacteristically wonderful.  Yay!
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5 comments:

  1. You called my blog awesome and that made my day!!

    I too loooove to write the mushy gushy scenes! Rock on, amazing kisses!

    I wish I could tell you how much I hated chapters 3 & 4 of my novel. I'm still re-writing them, but only because I'm determined to get them right. And I think I'm close! You'll get there too!

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