Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 18 - A False Vacation

After my tiring day yesterday, I decided that I wasn't going to do any writing today.  While I was bored at work, I tried to keep myself interested in other things and not thinking about the novel waiting for me at home.  It wasn't that simple.  I was doodling and I actually came up with a few little plot bunnies that fit with the change in my original plot that I've been fighting.  I decided to stop fighting it today.  After work, I spent some time washing the neglected pile of dishes in my sink and made some dinner instead of skipping dinner to write, which means I've been eating corndogs and other random easy foods.  After I watched a little TV and thought a little more about what's happening and how to connect it with Lydia's struggle for faith in God.  It became a little clearer and I broke my decision not to write today.

The goal was only to write a little bit and if I got frustrated, I would stop.  It didn't turn out that way at all.  I actually managed to write a little over 2,000 words with ease.  Since I stopped fighting, my novel went smoothly today.  I got to write that scene that I dreamt of before starting my novel and it turned into one of the new plot bunnies with a great twist!

It was a very encouraging day of writing for me. :)  Thanks to all of you!

Day 18 - Word count:  32,016


  1. That's great, glad it's going so well for you :)

  2. So funny how those things go, isn't it. I can't write for hours on end, no matter how free my day is. Far better to write a while, go do something, and then come back if I feel compelled. Well done for two good calls--walking away AND coming back.

  3. @Krista - Thanks! :)

    @Christine - Thanks! I hope that everything is going well for you!

    @Hart - It is funny how things work like that. I'm glad that I made the choice to walk away and return. It was really good.