I did great on my goal last week – I wrote four days at lunch instead of just three – so I’m going for it again this week. I went to lunch with Lisa yesterday (wave), so today I had to pick up from Friday. It felt like starting from scratch, but then I managed to tie an old, unfinished scene to the one I was working on.
The other writers in my group are more linear than I am, and they can’t quite figure out how I manage to get anything done when I’m writing piecemeal the way I do. What can I say? Sometimes it just works out. You stumble blindly along, and all of a sudden three loose scenes fit together in a way you hadn’t foreseen, and it works.
However, at some point you do have to sit down and figure out what happens when, and what comes first, and what builds on that. I reached that point very early with this project – only a couple months’ worth of loose scenes – so now I’m starting from the beginning. It’s going well, and now I just have to keep myself from jumping ahead again.
This project needs a title. I’m going to type up the scenes and my notes so that Lisa can help me with another aspect of it, but I’ll post a synopsis or something here and see if y’all have any ideas. Lord knows I don’t. I had trouble just naming the file when I started typing it. (How sad is that?)