Philip Brewer's Writing Progress


Monday, 24 January 2005

Another good session of writing. I've got 3200 words on the hawk story, including a good bit of the climax. So, that's 1800 words today, very nearly a record breaker. I doubt if I've written that much in one day in years.

This was the first time in a long time that I came back to a story the next day and didn't feel that I had to rewrite or throw away everything I'd written the day before. That's not to say that I won't do substantial rewriting later. Just that I'm making forward progress, rather than getting stuck writing and rewriting the same bit.

The car is in the shop. They need to replace the ignition lock assembly. Since they already had it all dismantled they wanted to keep it overnight (rather than put it back together and then take it all apart again when the new assembly came in). So, it's really handy that Barbara lives nearby now. Jackie just borrowed her car and came and got me after work. We'll use Barbara's car again to take me to work tomorrow. Our car is supposed to be ready later in the day.

After work Jackie and I went to the Fitness Center. We usually work out in the morning, but I've been getting more and more edgy from not running enough, and wanted to squeeze in a workout this evening. It's just as well--I've stayed up so late writing I don't think there's any hope of getting up early tomorrow.

Well. I'm still a good distance from done. There's a whole middle section to write, and the denouement. And I have a bunch of notes that amount to "Mention X earlier!" where X is something that figures prominently in the next paragraph. It's all good, though. I'm enjoying it.


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