It would appear the overlords of writing are toying with me today. As I near writing another 1,000 words today, I’m finding that I’m not entirely pleased with where this chapter is going. I’m introducing a new character, Fiona, and she’s not turning out the way I had previously pictured her. She’s turning out much more, evil, if you will, despite her actual role in the story, which I won’t reveal at this time.
For some reason, the words just aren’t flowing smoothly today, either. I keep finding myself stopping and thinking for long periods of time, or making an uncommon amount of typos. I’m almost spending more time going back and fixing things than actually progressing my story along. I only hope that I’m not somehow subconsciously finding my story boring and it’s hindering my writing. I don’t personally find my story boring, and the part I’m stuck at is actually a high-suspense part.
That’s also partially why I stopped to write this post. I figured maybe taking a quick break to blog might help get some creative juices pumping, and help me get warmed up. I’ve read in several places that perhaps doing a quick writing prompt or a similar activity will help someone to get their brain going and get some ideas flowing. I can only hope that this will work just as well – Seeing as how I only wrote a measly 362 words yesterday, and the day before that I didn’t write any.
However, today I’m fighting through whatever is hindering my ability to write. After all, even if this interference alters my story a little, I can always go back and make any adjustments or fixes to make that particular section better. That’s one of the wonderful things about writing – If you mess up, or don’t like the way something turned out, it’s never permanent. You always have the option to go back, fix it, or make it better, and return to what you were previously doing. Not everyone else has that option.
So, to wrap this up, I do feel as if I’m becoming a bit more loose today. I believe this blog post has cleared out some of whatever is blocking my literary path today, and I think I can at least get up to my daily goal of 1,000 words, and hopefully far beyond that.