Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Day Two

I had waaay more time today, but it almost seemed harder to me. Still had problems with my internal editor. I actually had to MAKE myself stop nit-picking over dialogue I just didn't like. Chances are I'll change it five or ten times before I'm satified anyway, so might as well just get something down. I also felt it was harder to work for such a long stretch. I worked for four hours straight, then an hour and a half, then a little over an hour.

Today's final count: 21 pages. I'm very proud, but seriously don't know how long I can keep this up. Maybe I'm overthinking. Maybe, like some of the other writers in the group I shouldn't try to pre-plan and be ready to write, I should just see where things go. Who knows.

There was mention on the loop about difficulty falling asleep and trouble sleeping after writing intensively like this. Some said they were working out plot points in their dreams. Well, I definitely had trouble sleeping, but it was because I couldn't shake this dream I was having that my sons were doing some craft project and just couldn't make it work the way they wanted. Evidently neither could I because I kept waking up, trying to refocus my dream.

Will try again tomorrow! I do recommend everyone try it, even it it's just for a couple of days. It's been really kinda brutal but a good experience. Maybe the best is yet to come...

6 comments:

Sara Hantz said...

WTG ont he 21 pages. I could do with something, my 3 pages a day isn't working at the moment

Trish Ryan said...

Wow - 21 pages, that's impressive!
I'm hoping to jump on the bandwagon next weekend when I'll have three days to write the last 1/4 of my book. I'm taking the college term paper approach - I always did them in the final hours, so I'm hoping the same sort of creative miracle will happen if I lock myself inside for three days and say, "I'm not coming out until it's done!" I just need to find someone to walk my poor dog...
:)

Amanda Brice said...

21 pages---WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!

You rock!

Colleen Gleason said...

Wow! 21 pages is fantastic! I really need to do this. Congrats! Keep it up

Swishy said...

Holy crap! 21 pages?!?! That's awesome!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Thanks so much for the cheerleading!