I see the list of chapters to be written and groan. The story is flowing, and ideas that were mere headings some weeks ago are turning into parts of the tale.
A backstory is being told in the background, fleshing out more about the realm the people how they came to be in the seven kingdoms, and what happened to the original people.
It’s like writing the history of the world.
Then there’s the ten mini adventures in collecting the artifacts that will reunite all the realm in peace.
If only it was that simple in reality. For some reason, the various peoples of the world cannot seem to come together, and there always has to be at least one nation (or kingdom) that wants to dominate the rest.
Perhaps that is the one flaw of all men, we are all supposed to be equal, but in the eyes of some, that can never be.
IT’s probably why we write fairy tales. It’s easier to write a story to make it happen rather than sit down and make it happen in reality.
For those statiticians among us, 2,733 words for the day, making a running total of 60, 420 words.
Nearly two thirds of the way through the month. Id only I was two thirds of the way through this story.
I am a lot further than I thought I would be at this time, but there’s more work to be done.
This morning I started working on a section further along, before I;d finished a part further back, which can be fun, but I had an idea that was worth teasing out, because in the end it solved a minor block I’d reached, and then will lead to another part further on it the book.
Notes made in the various parts of the outline, it is now back to work.
It’s very early in the morning here in the underside of the world, and I’ working on a short piece before I go to bed, and tease the story out in my sleep.
Sometimes I forget what it was sometimes, when I wake up, I have to get pen to paper quickly, before that all important first cup of coffee!
For the statisticians, only 2,490 words today for a running total of 46,493.
I managed to get this far, and I still have energy in the store.
But, ideas are coming along while I’m writing the parts that need to be written, and it’s a constant battle to keep focussed on the writing, and scribble on those pesky post-it notes those ideas I want to keep.
The other problem, finding a pen that writes.
Don’t you find that as a writer, who uses pen and paper as well as a word processor, can never find a pen that writes when you need one.
Frustrating, and time consuming, and sometimes an idea is lost.
Enough of being sidetracked. For the statisticians, 2,271 words for the day, down on my usual totals (blame the dry pens) for a grand total so far of 35,382 words.