Novel progress…

January 17, 2009 in Novel by pacejmiller

After revving myself up with some posts about writing recently, I went back to work on my fantasy novel with fresh determination and renewed drive. 

Yesterday was relatively productive (1,500 words) given zero momentum from the days before.  Today, not so much (under 500 words, sob).  I only got a bit of time in as study was on the forefront.  And after I got into it, I realised that what I had just written didn’t make any sense! 

It wasn’t a matter of the self-critic rearing its ugly head again.  It really just didn’t have any logic to it.  I guess that’s the problem with free writing and trying to let your writing guide the story – sometimes it guides you down the wrong path. 

So I spent the next half-hour trying to rethink how to make it make sense.  I think I’ve got it now.  But it was excrutiatingly irritating.

Better luck tomorrow, hopefully…