Friday, August 7, 2015
This week I avoided my novel as I suspected I would when I wrote about my new blog format. Well, today is Friday and the format is telling me to report my progress. SLOW. I put in 34 minutes this afternoon looking through my spreadsheet of scenes. I also took five scenes I played with in June and added them to my master file. I now have 87,833 words in my novel. I have an estimated 30,000 more words to write.
I feel that I might as well have 1,000,000 words to write. Many days, I wonder why I like writing. I struggle with editing. I struggle with getting it finished. Listening to these words as I type, I realize I am whining. I need to just get to work. So, I think I have a plan for the next five days. This weekend I am going to read the first 100 pages or so of the book. I will look at the different viewpoints I want to write and start taking notes. By Monday, hopefully, my muse and I will be popping with ideas and we can get to work. We will see.
On another note, I had a couple of artist dates this week. I started a new afghan project, I created two mosaics, and I scrapbooked about eight pages of the 50th anniversary album for my parents. The rest of my idle time has been spent with the daughter and gardening. I am almost to the point of looking forward to the snow flying so I can spend a good 30+ hours writing. But, off I go to read or crochet or garden or hum, you get the idea.