Mar. 29th, 2011
August 6th 2007
I also did a lot of thinking about Wild and where it's going. It's moving along really well, but I'm worried that, at nearly 20k, nothing much has actually happened yet. It's either going to be a total epic or will need seriously heavy editing once it's done. But I'm pleased with it so far - all the characters are taking shape, I think the plot is good, and best of all, the writing is coming easily. Every time I sit down to work on it, I turn out between 2 - 3k. Whether or not it's any good is another matter...I feel very nostalgic about Nome 2007, who was churning out 2-3k a day and found writing Wild an easy experience. Of course, I was only two months in then, and my RSI hadn't yet turned into chronic nerve damage. Happy days! (Is it significant that this is before I owned a laptop, and therefore was writing at a desk with a PC and presumably had much better posture than I do now I'm slumped on the sofa every evening with my laptop? My desk was angled so I physically couldn't see the TV, which meant I listened to music, whereas nowadays the TV is my writing companion. The TV and Kyle, as a rule, but I usually ignore him. And the TV.)
Tomorrow: A lost scene!
Once again, I find myself feeling quite envious of Nome 2007 with her easy 2-3k a-day output. I'd be so far into this book by now if I could still do that. My physiotherapy never materialised, but I'm able to take it a bit easier on the computer work at my new job most of the time, so I haven't been having many problems with my arm. Which is good! But it's still not 2k a day. Which is bad!
The frogurt is also cursed.