Dove into the new novel for the first time today. (The first novel is called Harp of Stars. This one is called Harp of Light.)
Wrote 1000 words this morning. It was pretty much non-stop, just pouring from me. Man, I *missed* this. It’s art and craft and flying and getting into this character’s head and seeing through his eyes and living in story land and all that good stuff. There is nothing like writing that first draft. Nothing like it at all.
I’m strangely exhausted now. I think it’s partially due to my injury from yesterday, and partly because I haven’t written like this in a long, long while. I need to build my writing muscles back up. I am surprised and pleased with how well it went today. Earlier I know I said I wasn’t sure if I’d have to “prime the pump” first or if the words would just flow. Know the answer to that one now. *G* Still, I’m going to take it easy and not really push myself this first week. 1000 words is great for a first day. I’d told myself that I only had to write for 30 minutes. It ended up being 2 hours. Tomorrow, and for the rest of the week, I still only have to do 30 minutes a day. If I do more, that’s great. But 30 minutes is all I’m requiring of myself. By next weekend I hope that I’m able to hit my old pace of 2000-3000 words a day on the weekend, 500-1000 words a day during the week, with one day off per week. We’ll see how it goes. (There were days when I’d do closer to 5000, but that isn’t really sustainable for me.)
I still don’t know what the *%@&)$#()!!! I did to my back yesterday. I am significantly better today. I suspect what happened is that I somehow managed to pinch that nerve that runs across the top of my hip and down my leg to my little toe, as I have before. This threw all the muscles in that leg into spasm. Today it feels as though the nerve is no longer being pinched for the most part (I have regained all feeling in my toe and up my calf — my thigh is still a little numb.) The pain is primarily muscular, and goes all over my pelvic region and then down my leg. Even my foot muscles feel cramped.
As part of my taking it easy today, I’m going to do a small bit of work for the day job, then go see a movie. This is for the “NOVEL FINISHED YAY!” celebration.
Hope ya’ll are having a great weekend! I suspect I’m going to be posting a lot more in this LJ again, now that I’m back in the writing/producing stage of a project, as opposed to the rewriting phase.