I’ll bet you were starting to think I’d never post here again. Part of me was wondering the same, but Molly would hear none of it.
Since I last wrote on Molly (or any fiction), I have been swamped with family obligations, non-fiction deadlines, and a nasty cold that is still lingering after knocking me flat on my back for a week…and that was three weeks ago. What this left me with was with no creativity. Not a single drop. And no urge to write.
I’m not in a huge rush, so I thought to let my body heal I would just be patient. And patient. And even more patient.
I still have no urge to write.
This morning, I was tired of waiting, tired of patience, and tired of starting to question whether I’d ever have the urge to write again. I sat down with my mini computer and said I would just write for a while. If it didn’t come, that was okay, but at least I could say I tried.
About 30 minutes in, I had to go help my youngest find something, I stopped to hang out with my oldest for a sec, and I replenished my drink.
Was I done?
I went back to the couch, picked up my mini computer, and started typing again.
All told, I worked about an hour and a half (maybe a little less due to interruptions) and finished the scene I’d stopped on (in the middle of a SENTENCE!) before as well as adding a new one. The story has reached one of its crucial turning points; according to the calculator, I have about 10,000 words left; and somehow I think I’ll be writing tomorrow as well :D.
New Words: 1516 words
41 complete – 80% of the novel
10 Scenes remain
9760 Remaining word count
49776 Estimated length – with an average of 976 words per scene.
40016 Current Total