I didn’t write a single thing down the first four days of November. So naturally, I was starting to freak out. How in the world was I going to write 50,000 words, when I haven’t even written one word down yet! And then it totally didn’t help that I got sick with a sinus cold on Thursday. Fever and all. So today, when I realized that yes, I am feeling a little bit better, I grabbed my laptop (which I always keep by my feet – how nerdy is that!), thought of a two sentence storyline and just started typing away. And now, four hours later, I am four chapters deep and five thousand words closer to my goal.
I know! I couldn’t believe it when I saw my word count on Scrivener. I would have screamed and done a happy dance if my head was not still swimming from all of that wretched nose blowing. Because I am a super organized person, I thought I would have already prepared a general and detailed outline of my story, but that is so not the case. Spontaneity has totally taken over, something that doesn’t often happen in my too structured life. But I must say that I like it.
I am definitely enjoying this change of pace, of writing down whatever comes to mind. Quite different from doing book reviews. Since I am on a creative roll today, I’m going to drink some orange juice, relax, and see where my writing takes me next.
Fun tidbit: I noticed that I say the word “just” all the time. Gosh, I was even annoying myself after a while. Thank goodness for the find button so I can zap out all those needless words that don’t do crap for my story!
Do you have a favorite word that you love to repeat in your writing?