Friday, February 4, 2011

891 Words and Stream-of-Unconsciousness Writing

Thanks to Gina and her encouragement, plus just being a little kinder to myself, I'm not feeling quite so mired in the middle of the story anymore.  Even though I"m not totally down in the dumps, I'm finding that words aren't pouring out onto the page as they have been known to do.

I had the most vivid dream last night.  It wasn't about my characters, but it was about a woman watching another woman and a man in conversation and feeling intensely jealous.  (I was the woman watching, but I wasn't me, it was like I was playing another character....I didn't know who the other people were either....whatever.)  Anyway, the whole emotion I felt was so specific and so strong that I couldn't go back to sleep, so I tried my best to describe it by typing the notes into Evernote on my phone.  I think I'll be able to transform it into a scene in the book, and it's going to be good.

Words Written: 891
Total Words: 44727
Listening to: "She's Mine" by Brett Dennen
Obsessed with:  Ohio.  Feeling homesick this Shabbat.