Not my ususal post for a Wednesday. I miss doing the Weekly Spotlight, but it will return first week of December. So many excellent blogs out there, I'm anxious to dole out more Oscars. :)
Today's my day off from my regular job ... you know, the one that pays the bills--that ol' airline gig of talking on the phone at 3am. *rolls eyes* BUT, being the dedicated Nanner that I am, I dragged myself outta bed at 230am and put myself to work on my ms.
Well, okay, I admit, at first I got caught up on reading a few blogs and checking some emails. I was totally procrastinating because, quite frankly, I just wasn't in the mood. I've been cranking out chapters and having such a good time with it ... I guess I just hit a speed bump. Bound to happen.
Seriously, I'm at 45k words already, so I'm not worried about making my word count at all. Plus, I knew going into it that my story would be over 50k. I'm thinking more along the lines of 80k after some revising. That's a realistic goal, and in all honesty I haven't had any problem with word flow or ideas or dialogue .... Until today.
Whew, child! I just couldn't get it going. I wasn't motivated at all. I felt stuck--trying to get over the hill. I wrote a little, and peck, peck, pecked along with no real zest or gusto. I considered calling it quits. I went over my chapter outline again. Man, I just wan't feelin' it.
BUT, I forced myself to keep typing. I didn't give in. I reminded myself that it didn't matter what happened on the page today, that I'd just let my 2 MCs chat and see what happened.
OMGosh! It worked! After chugging along for two hours, I had a major breakthrough between my MCs. There was a revelation and moment of truth and even an exchange of amorous words. Oh, it was so fantastic that I almost had tears in my eyes. Which just goes to show, sometimes the best remedy is to just write and let the characters do their own thing.
Of course, I may go back and read it and think, WTH??? But for now, I'll relish my accomplishment for what it's worth. So, my fellow writer friends, when you're feeling the slug of unmotivation, I leave you with these words of wisdom: KEEP ON TRUCKIN' ! You'll get there, too.
Got any words of wisdom for me??