Ok, I’ve promised to blog here every Thursday. Perhaps I should have prepared something earlier. I’m in the middle – if we’re generous about what constitutes middle – of a first draft of book three. This is the book that concludes a lot of story arcs. While the previous two books are relatively self-contained they did leave threads, and it’s those threads that I’m tying up, hopefully with a lot of excitement, a touch of romance, and not too many knots.
This is the fun part of writing for me. Just getting the words down, seeing what the subconscious mind does with my plans, and going with it. I know how the book ends, and have even written the ending, but there’s still enough here to surprise. And it’s those surprises that make it so much fun. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy the rewriting and the crafting of sentences and scenes, but there’s nothing more fun than surprising yourself, feeling a scene just drag you along.
Now, I have a question.
I’m a writer that writes, fairly consistently, a thousand or so words a day – though if I don’t hit it, I don’t hit it and move on. But I also have the occasional daily bursts of up to about five thousand – usually I’m wrecked the next day though, so those five thousand words might mean I can’t stand the sight of my computer screen for a day or two.
Are you a slow and steady writer. Or a word burster? Or both?
Also, check out fellow ROR member Tansy Rayner Robert’s Blog. Her entry today on what it’s like to have a book on the verge of release is just brilliant.