Since setting off for a holiday at the end of August, I’ve scarcely written. Part of that is because once I get into a habit of not writing I just seem to… stop and the other side of it is that it’s been quite hard to keep up with writing when I stupidly decided to stop a writing session at Central Library at pretty much the most gripping part of the whole section I’ve been writing. Without giving myself any idea of how to carry on, seeing as there is probably another 5,000 – 10,000 words before this joins up with what I had been writing before.
I’ve also got gaps to fill in order to make this draft make any sense whatsoever, which is an interesting thing to remember. So. I really wanted to have a finished second draft by the time I went back to uni but really, that is unlikely now, no matter how fast I am able to write over the next few weeks. I’ll start again and try and keep going but I’ve got a busy few weeks ahead of me.
I’m going to try and get at least a few paragraphs today and then make a good start on getting back into the swing of things tomorrow!
I got around 220 words which is, of course, nothing but the important thing is that there’s something new on the page to work with.
I’ve been away for a week, but I’m back and ready to write some more of Robot Dreams — and have already got an idea for what my next project may be about 🙂 (next bar one I should say, as there is still Ghosts in the Tower to consider!).
For the first time last night, I actually dreamt about this novel. Some stories come out of dreams for me and others don’t. But I dreamt about plotting this novel — it was winter, my sister and I were walking up and down a snowy path and, almost like a secondary dream, I could see the scenes from this story that need to happen. Sadly, when I woke, a lot of it was gone. But it’s nice to know the excitement is still there, of wanting to know what happens next.
I’m feeling a smidgeon of writer’s block at the moment, for which the reason is that I haven’t wrote for about 9-10 days. I have an issue where if I stop writing for any reason it’s incredibly difficult to get started again, no matter how excited I am about a project. All day I’ve been trying to get writing and just after ten p.m. I’m going to do a little — just to make sure that I do so tomorrow can be a new day.
162 words and a few bullet points about what comes next isn’t the best writing day I’ve ever had but it’s progress all the same!