Another week has flown by–where does time go?
Today I hit another milestone with my novel. I am over 30K words! Not quite 31K yet. I started chapter twenty, and as I write, I am finding some inconsistencies with my story, which forces me to go back and tweak things so that the plot is smoother.
Anyone else do this?
It all seems so clear as I am writing, and then two or ten chapters later I decide I want to do ‘this’ instead of ‘that’, and it throws things off just enough I have to go back.
I also spent most of yesterday afternoon scouring the internet trying to find the PERFECT dress…and it wasn’t even for me. It’s for my lead character, and she’s going to a ball. Of course, the dress had to have the perfect accessories, so that was another hour or so.
Then it took me forever to get the description just right, so that when someone reads it, it does the dress, and my character, justice.
No one told me writing a book took so long! *grin*
I am not even done with a first draft … this editing process is going to take a century!
All fun aside, it’s work. Work, that inbetween school, a bill-paying-job and friendships cut into. Work, that involves time, patience, and sometimes a little head-meet-desk moments. Yet, in the end, it’s something that one can be happy with, and proud of.
That’s the goal I keep in mind as I wrestle with adjectives, web shopping for clothes and objects I’ll never buy, and a sometimes frustrating ability to have to do one hundred and one things… other than writing.
Keep the words flowing, Marcia!
(And I still don’t have a title *headdesk*)