Friday, February 29, 2008

A Day Late

I haven't been feeling well after dinner lately, so I've been postponing my reports until the next day. I didn't make as much progress as I'd hoped yesterday and I had to resort to a place holder in the scene that was holding me back. I write chronologically, everything feeds off the scene before. I'll write down ideas and even dialogue for scenes when I'm plotting, but they have to wait their turn to be written. So my placeholder which will be fixed in revision along with the scene before it. I was telling my husband last night that I think I'm getting too bogged down in the mechanics of a scene. He does something, she has an immediate reaction, thinks about it, purposely reacts and then he reacts to her action. Needless to say(but I'm going to anyway) having this running through your brain during a love scene just doesn't work. So I'm going to go at it from the organic level, i.e. let it build on itself instead of forcing it. When I go back through in edits, I'll correct it to have the proper flow. Regardless, I'm taking a pass on it for now and moving on to the climax and ending. I'm hoping to finish first draft today, so I can start again on Fallen tomorrow with the beginning of 70 Days of Sweat.

Beloved(working title)

New words:554
New pages: 2 out of 45
Total words: 9802
Emily: Ready to sacrifice for love
James: Feeling peckish
# of Kisses: I don't think any.
Listened to while writing: Nothing
Random sampling of text: She was about to enter the dragon’s den and didn’t want to get eaten for her efforts.

Note: There aren't dragons in this even though it's paranormal.


Sarahlynn said...

I can't wait to have kids in school!!! I absolutely, positively can't write when I'm being interrupted by children, so I can only write after 10:00 at night. Which is . . . not ideal. I covet your writing time!

Anyway, did you enter a cover letter for critique at Redlines and Deadlines? I only know what you've posted here about Fallen, but one of these sounded familiar!

Amanda said...

Not me. I had to go over and make sure it wasn't too close to my story either and it isn't. Phew. Having the kids not home is a blessing, but without a schedule I tend to work on other things too and not get as much writing done as I'd like. With the short I'm working on, I'll write a hundred words here and there. When I'm working on my novels, I tend to need more straight time to work on it. My writing time is about to vanish in 3 weeks when we come home. Lady Jane is staying home with me until fall. So hopefully, grandma can take her and give me an hour or two a week.

Sarahlynn said...

I was excited about the fall too. Ellie's in preschool 4 mornings a week, and Ada's starting a preschool program 2 mornings a week in September (for 1-1/2 and 2 year-olds). But . . . I just found out that Ellie's pre-K will be in the afternoon next year while Ada's will be in the morning. ARGH! I'll need to work something out, because I absolutely need some structured DAYtime to write, but I am not comfortable hiring a sitter until I have some some small amount of success so that I can convince myself that my writing is a "real" career.