Thursday, 7 June 2018

Writing streak - day 4

Things didn't get off to a good start. Following my computer crash last night, my laptop wanted to install an update so I set it away. An hour later, it was still busy so I left it on and went to bed. This morning, it was shut down, so I thought it must have finished. God, no. As soon as I turned it on, it had more work to do. An hour passed and it was time to leave for work, so I had to leave it once again. The result: no writing done this morning.

I got a big chunk at lunch and a bit more tonight, but I've hit a stage where the outline simply isn't detailed enough to cover all the small complexities of a plot and things are beginning to get fiddly. It's only by writing the full copy to this point that I can see that for certain things to work, I have to do a bit of backtracking, drop a few clues and then carefully juggle the surrounding scenes.

Long story short, most of this evening was spent on the finer points of planning. So, once again, the word counts don't reflect the time and effort. But it doesn't matter, the plot itself is tightening up and the more subtle mechanics are beginning to tick.

Words on day four: 1,610

Total so far: 9,680

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