Day Six, and I can still do this. (I’m repeating the same to myself quite a bit, at the moment…)
Because I started this project with quite literally nothing beyond my first scene, I’m overly excited whenever I make a new connection, or flesh out more of my plot, characters or setting. They say watching your writing take shape can be like watching a baby grow. I think this way of writing might be closer to that metaphor than other kinds, as we don’t really know what our babies will turn out like, though we spend so much time raising them. The same with this story. It’s taking shape – I moved past the first scene and the plot started to form into a coherent storyline as I wrote. I started to even visualise the climax and the end of the novel, and some of the themes that are coming through.
Unfortunately, I then started playing with time travel.
Before I knew it, I had plot holes all over the place.
I’ve spent some of my writing time trying to keep my storyline coherent, rather than actually writing. Come on, keep writing, IGNORE the plot holes, and just… make… wordcount…
I’m more than 2000 words behind right now. And every day 1667 words more are added to my goal, and you might say the backlog is starting to get exponential…
I’ve also not been well, and got next to no sleep on Saturday night, which I’m paying for now. At the end of the day all I want to do is sleeeeeeeeeeeeep…..
Nevermind. I can still do this. (If you love me, a text or some kind of encouragement wouldn’t go awry…)