Then, this evening, I was washing dishes. Suddenly, there was a story knocking at the inside of my brain. It wasn’t just the bare concept of a story, but actually had the rudiments of a plot, some interesting characters, a conflict, potential danger…. It wasn’t enough to be a full-grown book, but what book starts out fully grown?
Some days, the words flow freely. You hit that goal mark effortlessly, and float away from the keyboard to bask in the literary sun.
Others, every darned word takes a sump pump to extract, You stare at the screen for hours, and that word count just won’t reach 1,667 no matter how you plead.
Today’s somewhere in between, but close enough to the latter that I needed to take a break before jumping back in to take another lap.
I’m back here now, because I am doing better, and my intentions are to open up that blasted file again in Scrivener, read through everything I’d written back in November, and finally finish that draft. I’m just under half-way done with the story itself, with a great big sign hanging over the file that says, “Some Assembly Required”.
Well, I’d been cranking along, and then came to a bit of a standstill. I wound up spending yesterday at doctors and picking up prescriptions thanks to a bizarre infection that started with a mosquito bite, of all things. By the time I got home, I was swamped with back-logged animal chores, then so exhausted I…
So, today was the fifth day of NaNoWriMo. I’ve just topped 12.000 words, so am a bit ahead of schedule and it feels good. Today was crazy. I thought I would have a lot of writing time, but a series of interruptions, some actual paying work that came up, and an infected (is it? I…