The lesson I learned today, well…the title says it all. It was a slow start, at first, as I settled in to my new location of the third of part one. There were a few moments where I had to squirm to get comfortable. In a lot of ways, it was like I was trying on a new pair of shoes, deciding if they were going to work for me.
Still, I kept to my motto of “K.B.O.”: Keep Buggering On, and did just that. I had moments where my brain kept trying to interject with “but…can you DO that,” to which I had to reply “YES, so SHUT UP.” This is my script, and my story, and I will tell it how it needs to be told, regardless of whether my methods are conventional or not.
By the end, I finally gave face…if not a name…to the thing that I’d been hinting at about my characters for the previous 15 pages. That, most of all, was a high point of my writing day.
Well, that and the fact that I’ve officially exceeded my min page count for part one. HUZZAH.
Yes, that’s right. I did not 3.5, not 5.25, but 10 pages today. 10. Though I probably have roughly that left before I can happily move on to the middle act, as it were, this is not something to sneeze at. At least, not for me, who is a writer of short stories and is constantly being told “GO BIGGER.” I honestly think I have my surprisingly unproductive day yesterday to thank for this, as I have referenced my little blueprints countless times in these past 3hrs 8 minutes
So, I can happily call it a day with a “Job Well Done, M’Lady,” and drink a cup of Victory Tea (Well, English Breakfast, but who’s keeping track).