It was another day spent with just my daughter. I sure do love her, but this isn’t a very productive arrangement. I need to get better at it, maybe getting up earlier and focusing more intensely when I can, because this situation will probably not be changing for 13 weeks. And I really do need to be able to be productive even under less than ideal circumstances, because they almost never are. I have a feeling this is turning around.
Again late in the evening I worked on Spring Rains. I got through a challenging chapter, and though I wasn’t ready to call it done yet, I think it’s working. One interesting problem I’m having this time is that I’m trying to be succinct, and not to ramble. For most people most of the time, the challenge is to write enough words to meet their requirements. For me more and more, the challenge is to pare down the words while still telling the full story. The experience of writing ficlets was good practice for this, and Long Way Home, my novelette told in ficlets, was nothing but this problem, so I think I’m equipped to handle it. It’s an interesting stage of my writing, though.
Although I felt like I got some good work done, I saw a video that said that lack of sleep impairs creativity. I think it behooves me to do this work when I feel most refreshed, even if that is early in the morning.
I’ll figure it out, and soon.
It’s a good thing I didn’t set up the Amazon preorder for Spring Rains for today like I wanted (or maybe it isn’t), because I didn’t make it. Nevertheless, all the things that got in the way are out of the way now, and I can work around the clock (kind of) in overdrive (kind of) to get not only this book done, but the next and the next. I’ll post an updated schedule when I come up with it.
- New fiction words: 750
- Chapters completed: 0
- Covers completed: 0
- New weblog words: 275
I feel good.