Anyway, I'm getting jiggy with my WIP, a MG fantasy titled, X Dare and The Quest for the Gatekeeper. I'm halfway through the first draft and excited by how far I've come, and daunted by how I'm going to fit it all into 60k words.
The left side of my brain wants to say, "Stop, take a few days off. Figure this out." But the right side of my brain is saying, "Just write, girl ... you'll figure it out."
So that's what I do, every morning before the world awakes, I get jiggy with the keys and crank out a chapter or two. Of course, I'm fully aware that this first draft is going to be crap. The real writing of this story will come in the many revisions. I've got so much going on that I can't even keep up, myself.
This is the first story I've built an entire world for. I have the detailed map hanging over my desk, and it definitely helps. This is the kind of stuff that gives me nerdgasms. My six year old son is fascinated that I actually drew and colored a map of a world I created. He doesn't realize yet the entire story I'm writing, is for him.
And heck! Maybe it'll even be finished by the time he's able to read!
You know, writing is a lot like dancing. Confused? What I mean, is that when you think about dancing too much, you lose the fluid movement and get too concerned with how you look, rather than feeling the music.
In writing, the same is possible. We worry too much about how it reads while we're writing a story, we get caught up in the technicalities and lose our rhythm. If we just write, get out that first draft, then we can focus on the craft later with revisions.
So tell me, what are you getting jiggy with right now?