it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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I need to buy staples.

Well, I have a list of four (or 3.5) major conflicts that I have established as of the end of Scardown, which I now need to figure out how to resolve in Worldwired without making it all entirely too tidy. Call it four pages of outlines and notes all scribbled on in black fountain-pen, and 21 pages of draft written in two chunks (beginning and end--four scenes and a snippet that comes early in the book.) I'm still groping my way quite, quite blindly, but slow and steady wins the race, and a whole fistfull of plot points just unveiled themselves to me this morning.

It feels good to be working on something new again. I just need to get myself past the performance anxiety and remember that (a) I'm good at this (b) I like doing this, and I'd be doing it for fun if I wasn't doing it for money (c) I'm just writing another cool book with cool ideas and cool characters and hopefully a whiz-bang plot, and this is what I do.

Besides, I have to write this book, because I want to read it, and so do several of my friends.

Also, I think I will make cinnamon rolls today. I'm craving cinnamon rolls.

Aha! And I just figured out what the next scene is. I may get words today after all!

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