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!