Knowing what you’re doing

Seriously — when I know what I’m doing, what I’m about to write, I have the easiest time writing it. I just wrote the next chapter all in one go. It’s 3546 words. Took me 3 1/2 hours.

33149 / 70000

I typed the chapter straight into the computer because I’d spent so much time thinking about this chapter, about these scenes, that I knew exactly what I needed to write. That almost always helps. (My normal process is writing out by hand and then typing. Sometimes I don’t need to do that, like today. It also helped that this chapter was FUN, and so the writing of it was fun.)

Now, I’m going to get back to Zydeco Queen. And possibly finish that sooner than I’d originally anticipated.

Tomorrow I have the day off. I’m going to try to replicate today: spend the morning thinking and plotting and planning the next chapter, then write it all in one go in the afternoon. That would be a good thing, as I only have two more weeks left that I can work on this novel, before I have to put it aside for the short story workshop.

This morning I saw “The Avengers.” That was really, really fun. I enjoyed it. I only see about 2 movies per year, and I’m glad this was one of them.

But now — dinner, then back to work.

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