I’m totally taking tomorrow off again. Today was the first incredibly difficult day to write. I’m double-thinking everything, wondering if I should have done certain scenes differently…but there is no turning back now and if I do there is no way I’ll finish my word count.
The first main turning point in my book has just occurred and I’m at the point that I have a later turning point planned but I’m not exactly sure how get to it. Tomorrow, since it’s my day off, I’m going spend a lot of thinking about my story.
Words written today: 1,898
Total words written: 42,031/50,000
Goal words needed: 33,873/50,000
Difference: 8,158 words ahead.
Current chapter: Chapter 12
Time spent writing: 1.5 hours
Tips: The passage of time has always been the biggest problem with me in writing. I want my book to take place over an entire year, but I have issues with just skipping a long period of time. This has happened with previous books, and I find it helps to not worry about it so much in the first draft, but instead look for spaces as you write which could split time apart. Instead of having a scene be set two hours after the last scene, look for times that it makes sense to make it a week or month.
Extra notes: Is it just me or does spicy food really help you focus on writing? Honestly, it’s probably just me.