Monday, November 01, 2010

20 Day Writing Challenge - off to another good start!

Week Two and Day Six of my 20 Day Writing Challenge started off well, even though I was puzzling and puzzling over how to start the first scene of the day. Once again, I simply had to plunge in and write something to get it going. That meant I went back a bit to tinker before I even finished the first page, but not enough that I would call it revising. Then it was full steam ahead. I finished with 12 pages, which is actually one scene, not two short ones. I took a long break for lunch, exercise and to watch a great old movie (some of it while on the treadmill) called They Live By Night. That is an absolutely terrible title for what turned out to be a poignant, suspenseful film about a guy trying to go straight and the girl who loves him. There was also a secondary character with a great internal conflict, and it was this character's predicament that was partly why it was so affecting.

Here are the details of today's writing:

A.M. - wrote from 9:08 to 10:17, 8 pages, 1628 words
P.M. - wrote from 2:30 - 3:21, for 4 pages (I went back to the end of what I'd written previously and did some necessary clarification before continuing)

Totals since the start of my Challenge: 66 pages, 13,701 words.

Obviously, I'm not waving here. I'm tossing a coin into the Trevi Fountain.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did you puzzle and puzz until your puzzler was sore? Stuff like that makes me glad I'm a reader, not a writer.

My big accomplishment today was going to the doctor, and then taking home half the pharmacy. Okay, not quite that bad, but four prescriptions and an over-the-counter drug my doctor wants me to use. This crud has settled in my lungs, and I've coughed my self silly over the weekend. Not good for the asthma.

Seeing as how I'm named after a suffragette, I need to go vote tomorrow. I just hope enough rational people vote, and we don't elect the wackos who are running. I might give serious thought to being your next door neighbor if they do win.