Motivational Second Wind

So, I really didn’t expect to get much done yesterday, as I was in a major slump of motivational energy.  Work was getting me down, and being as far behind as I was in my writing goals just made it that much worse.

HOWEVER. . . I made it through a whopping 6000 words yesterday, showing that I must have garnered some sort of crazy second wind without even realizing it.  I even managed to get through a rather large pile at work and get a great deal of cleaning done at home.  I was quite the grump by the end of the day, but I succeeded much more than I had expected myself to.  And with that amazing run at writing yesterday, I’m much closer to being caught up than I expected to be today, putting me at only needing to write 5000 words today to be back up to goal.  I highly doubt I’ll make it that far today, but it’s much better than the 8500 word backlog I had yesterday, and the fact that I really thought I would go further into word debt.

The writing I produced yesterday wasn’t all that magical, I’m pretty sure. However, I ended up revealing things that I didn’t even realize needed to be revealed.  I introduced ideas that I had never fully formulated in my brain, and, all in all, I really developed this world they live in further.  It could be hell on the rewrite process, but, it has definitely done a great deal of good toward making the story whole.

AND, I’m at an amazing 30,000 words as of this morning.  If you had told me two weeks ago that I would be quickly nearing the half-way point (35,000 is what I would consider the halfway point, even though this novel could easily surpass the 80,000 word mark in the first draft (I tend to overwrite first drafts a tad))  I wouldn’t have believed a word of it.  But here I am, definitely past the third mark and moving quickly toward halfway done.   I had high hopes of keeping up pace to be able to complete the first draft of this book within a month and it would appear that I’m doing relatively well on that.  I would like to be less in debt, word-wise, and have these dramatically large writing days actually be a benefit, instead of catchup, but I’ll take what I can get.  And, since I’m doing a fair job of keeping up with my goals, I should be passing the 40,000 word mark before the end of the week.  That’s a giant milestone in my mind.

There’s still some questions in my mind about how to complete this book, but many of those got answered with my developing this world’s history yesterday.  And thanks to that, I think I’ve got a pretty clear path to the end, even if some of the details are a tad hazy.

There’s still one more glaring question I need to answer, and if I answer it the way I think I will, it will probably mean squeezing some details in earlier in the book, but I’m not too concerned about that.  And. . . well, I’m still just not sure how I’m going to go about that issue.

So, seeing as this is only a post about writing and not about some random topic, I’m shoving off early today, in the hopes that I can do another amazing job of getting through this mess of a book, as well as somehow survive this mess of a job I hold. . .

Have a good one!

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