First, does it count as a late night writing spree if it starts at 9:32 pm? That doesn’t feel like late night to me. However, this is likely to take a while, so I’m predicting a late night here.
I have a 500 word daily minimum to hit. I didn’t hit it yesterday or the day before and I don’t want to let that streak get out of hand.
My reasons for not writing that daily minimum of words is the usual. I just couldn’t get started yesterday at all.
I looked at my story before I wrote this, so I’ve gotten a head start, technically. In actuality, I deleted the last few paragraphs of chapter 9 and lost 97 words, starting me off in the hole. It doesn’t affect any of the opening of chapter 10, so that’s okay. I won’t be getting sucked into any revision because of that decision. In fact, I’m pretty sure that might be a sign that I needed to get rid of those paragraphs all along.
I seem to get stuck a lot and I’m not sure why or what that says about me or my writing process.
Now, it’s time to go write. I’ll be back with updates.
And… that failed spectacularly. As soon as I settled down and stopped moving around much, I got sleepy. So sleepy that I finally just gave up, hibernated the computer, and went to bed.
So I accomplished almost nothing last night.
My ending word count on my book: 21,161.
Meaning I didn’t even write enough to cover the 97 words I deleted.