Friday, November 2, 2007

Day 2

If the next 20 working days (my plan is to work Monday thru Friday, about 4 hours a day, and produce at least 2,273 words per day) are anywhere near as good as these first two I will be ecstatic.

Good things were happening when I started writing. I deleted about 50 words from the very end of yesterday’s writing to have it make a bit more sense (my Inner Editor has been alive and well since stopping yesterday and starting again today). I was happy, and then I got to what is the conclusion for the first chapter. Again, noting Hemingway’s disclaimer that all first drafts are crap, I’m sure that if I printed these pages out and read through them there would be more than a few groans, but the ending left me on a high rarely achieved by mortals with mere oxygen.

It’s hard to believe that all of this is falling into place, and it’s doing so very easily.

I attribute this entirely to the programs plan of locking up your Inner Editor for the month, and just writing. Things that would have worried me don’t worry me so much, because I know that I can/will go back and fix it all later. That said, I’m not doing ALL that great keeping my Inner Editor locked up. I’m still being ultra-picky about word choice, and am trying to put enough *good* writing on the page that I won’t hate it when I’ve finished.

Tremendously productive day.

Quota: 4,546 words
Actual: 6,052


Quote for the day:

"Planning to write is not writing. Outlining--researching--talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing." (E L Doctorow)


J.J. said...

See Brandon, you're already there...

William A. Foster~
Quote: Perfection

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.

Brandon Thomas said...

J.J. - you are the best. You've read my work, and believed in me when (cliche here?) others haven't. Bless you.