Saturday, May 1, 2010

Saturday Writings

I love Saturdays! I'm not sure why. I guess because on Saturday you're not expected to do anything on that day. Many people think that Sunday is the day that you're not expected to do anything, but that's not completely true. Sunday's you're expected to go to Church, at least in most cultures you are. Saturday is my day. I was born on a Saturday in fact, so I feel I have the right to claim it as my own. I know I'm rambling, but its better than sitting here staring at a blank screen.

I'm a bit stuck in my novel, 5,402 words in and I can't figure out how to take it to the next scene. I can see it in my head, but when I go to type it or jot it down in my notebook, it just doesn't come out like it should. So, I figured I'd stop in and write a post. Maybe it'll get the scene jumped started.

Don't you hate it when you have all these ideas and just can't get them out of your head in the way they're supposed to come out.  I know I hate it.  I figure my book will be around 75,000 words (possibly more). I've been thinking of somehow leaving it open to be a sequel, since the ending I see in my head leaves that as a choice. I figure if I write 1,000 words every day (since I have written 5,000 in 3 days) I can finish my first draft of my novel in 75 days on average. Seventy-five days is... about 2 1/2 months. I'll say 3 just to be safe cause you know how things come up that can't be avoided. :)

Oh and only 79 more followers needed for the end of the 150 Followers Contest.

Maybe I'll write the ending or the part before the ending. Maybe that'll help me to move to the next scene. :)

UPDATE @ 7:39PM EST. I have just hit 6,036 words. I'm so happy. I've only been working on this novel for 3 days and WOW I can't believe it. I'm so proud of my self.


CeCe Savage said...

I'm not a writer by any means, but I am writing a novel. Since I'm not a writer, I expect it will take me about 2 years to finish. So I am super impressed with your ability to finish a novel in 3 months.

I totally get how difficult is to get what you see in your mind onto the written (typed) page and it still be what you saw in your head. Good luck with the next scene!

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Talli Roland said...

That's awesome! So many words for only three days! Keep going!