This is just kind of a “note to self” type post. You are welcome to read it if you like.
Today ended up being just a little progress. By little, I mean even after swearing I wouldn’t I started editing what I had written the other day. I swore I wouldn’t. But, I did.
For my new project, I started out like a bullet with 1760(some odd) words. That was awesome. Too bad NONE of them were the beginning. haha. I have this project kind of plotted out on note cards, so I typed up the dialog I had already decided on. I typed up the end scene because I know exactly how I expect this thing to end. And then I went to bed.
Today, I promised myself I wouldn’t edit. That is what I do. I start a project, write a little, and then the next day edit the hell out of it until its dwindled back down to nothing. So this time, I swore I wouldn’t. Again, I have to say FAIL. I totally edited today. But as I edited, I rewrote. So even though I chopped out almost everything I had popped on for the beginning, I did rewrite it. And I did manage to add some to the middle.
I am ending the day with 1470 words. Not consecutive words mind you. Prologue, done. Ending, done. One quite disturbing scene towards the beginning, done. Not consecutive, but DONE, none the less.
I know, I know. 1400 is less that 1700, so how is this progress? Well, at one point today I was back down to 900(ish) so yeah, I’d say progress.
Tomorrow is another day, and I am promising myself… I will NOT edit.