Yes, I’ve been quiet for a few days. It’s not that I’ve been particularly busy, or slack, it’s because I had to allow my brain to simmer the next two scenes of the Collaborative novel. One day wasn’t enough.
Last night, I actually completed chapter 21. It’s only a short chapter but it gives some back story that will pivot the story into the next sector – the climb to the climax.
Today, I started chapter 22, after much procrastination in the morning. I had planned to get up early and do some writing while everyone else was still asleep. That plan didn’t happen. I got caught in the “I’ll just do …….. (insert any number of odd jobs around the house from having breakfast, washing up, doing the washing, feeding the animals)” and before I knew it, it was 11am and I hadn’t written a single word. 🙁
I promptly decided that I had to change that because I didn’t want the day to disappear and still have nothing written. So I sat at the computer with a blank screen and I typed a word…then another word…and another. It was like having teeth pulled but I managed to write a little under a 1000 words (but it took me all day to do it).
It’s a start, and I’ll allow the scene to simmer some more between now and my next writing session tomorrow. But for now, I think I’ve done enough and it’s time to relax and do … whatever!