Day 14

Week two is coming to an end and it's been a mixed week. It started well. I focused on my protagonist and worked on a couple of pivotal scenes and they just kept expanding -- I loved it. I had to make some serious consideration of where I want it to go, though. But the weekend came and it became harder to work on the WIP because I felt exhausted and unmotivated for some reasons. Emotionally I wasn't there. I felt like a balloon with its air being let out -- it's a cliche but also exactly how I felt.

So, I didn't meet this week's quota but that's okay; I'll make it up. The more important thing is I'm still committed to this. Tomorrow is a brand new day, and a brand new week, and I know I'll work through it.



200 words today, 6200 words total
351 days and 179300 words to go


Comments

Khanh Ha said…
I'm with you, Ray. WIP ebbs and flows. But only when we feel empty at a low ebb that we know what it's like to peak again.
Kathy said…
Keep at it! I want to read it when it's done.
Carpe Diem said…
Oh, yeah, I'd been wanting to ask whether it really counted to make up if you didn't reach the goal one day. I suppose I have my answer today, LOL.

Keep up the work! I too want to read the resulting work.
Ray Wong said…
Thanks!

I don't really HAVE to make up. The reason I'm doing this is to keep myself going so I allow myself to slack if I have to, but I want to keep it going. So even if I don't make up what I didn't do, as long as I continue to write and meet my quotas, I'm okay with that. After all, I only need another 50K, maybe, to finish this book. I'd be very happy when that happens. Then I can start on my next novel. That's that plan. The actual word count is just a way to motivate myself, to have some kind of concrete goal.

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