A slow drip

I managed just under 1100 words yesterday. That might please me more if it hadn’t literally taken all day long and well into the evening. It was one sentence, wander away, one more sentence, wander away, and on and on and on.

I have a character who has lost her purpose. I’m not entirely sure what she should be doing right now. She’s not sure, either. The last time she showed up she was fluttering around like a helpless moth. I have another character who is also unfortunately helpless, because injured. I need to get him healed up so that he can run away from danger, because my heroine has made it clear that she’s not about to leave him behind. I think I need to write a scene of absolute chaos to tie up all my loose ends and chaos is so hard to write. Nice quiet conversations are so much easier.

Still, I met yesterday’s goal, so yay. Today’s goal–the same. 1000 words. Plus a hope that I’m not still writing late into the evening.

Anyone else want to check in? How are your goals coming along?


2 thoughts on “A slow drip

  1. I am still struggling to carve out writing time…even though my early goals are more brainstorming than writing. I think about my story constantly, so that’s a good thing. But most of my day still seems to be claimed by daily life duties and assisting Hubby.

    But…he and I have come to an agreement beginning tomorrow. No, not today, because my parents are coming over for the day. 🙂

    Beginning tomorrow though – the morning’s are mine. I’ll make his coffee, but I won’t join in on stuff he wants to do until after lunch. He’s not allowed to lift anything, but he IS wanting to go through closets and drawers to purge stuff.

    I know you don’t know Hubby, but he’s never been the type to relax and sit still. He does not know how to lay around and watch movies like I do. 😉 No, he’s the type who has to make a to-do list for his day off AND he’s compelled to finish every task on that list. So this is the man that I have to work around for four more weeks!!

    Oy vey.

  2. Sometimes it helps to know that your writing time is limited. Sadly, I did a lot of my best, most productive writing when I was working full-time and going to school part-time. My “leisure” hour every day was spent writing and because I knew it was all I had, I used it well. Of course, it also helped that I refused to edit anything back then. Wrote and let go. No revisions. Much, much more effective!

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