Sometimes writing is a struggle

Animated sequence of a race horse galloping. P...

Animated sequence of a race horse galloping. Photos taken by Eadweard Muybridge (died 1904), first published in 1887 at Philadelphia (Animal Locomotion). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At 55,000 words +, I’m struggling with my story. I love my characters but I think I’m a little lost. They are confined people, and because they are confined, I am confined…

What’s next?

Honestly, don’t know. I keep writing and I will see what happens.

Coffee and conversation

Writing is a solitary activity… and sedentary!

This morning, I wrote 2000+ words on THE EIGHT-FOOT BOY at a local coffee shop with two other women, one a writer like I am, another a friend of the other writer. We drank coffee, talked, and wrote.

Three hours later, I’d reached 48,886 words.

Cracked 44,000

My word count on my novel THE EIGHT-FOOT BOY – as of this very moment – is 44,002 words. My main character, Tim Holden has just been confronted by his father. Nope, you are no longer cute. Yes, you may be a monster. No, I don’t like your tutor!

In lieu of chapter names

This morning, with fog lifting and coffee in hand and tummy, I sit down to write the end of Chapter 33 in THE EIGHT-FOOT BOY. My word count ended last night and begins this morning at 42,006.

I’ve had difficulty coming up with Chapter names with this book – for an unexplained, not understood reason – so all my Chapters start with a big number center top page. This seems a common device in many novels, but I want and hope to arrive at a proper title for each Chapter.

So, without further adieu, I’m off to write…

Read through and quick edit

Last night, I couldn’t sleep. Sometimes – often actually – when I drink tea, I can’t sleep later. I had tea @ MOE’S – “welcome to Moe’s!”

At any rate, I wrote a little on THE EIGHT-FOOT BOY, my new novel. Then I began to read it – not from the beginning mind you but from the middle. I tweaked it here and there, but overall discovered that I like it.

I finished my read-through this morning with a few more tweaks.

I still like it!