Can’t say it’s going well

In the last two hours, I’ve gotten 404 words. I can add last night’s 500 to the mix, but that still puts me at around 900.

I did have an excellent talk with Linda at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, and got some necessary and wonderful details about the ISAW, the inside of that gorgeous building, the surrounding area, and the trip home for my MC by train.

I also found out some rewriting I’ll have to do in order to fit the book to reality. As always, reality adds constraints, and the constraints give me places to add complications and problems for my characters that I never would have considered.

Great, incredibly helpful conversation.

But that was ten minutes max.

The rest of this is, for some reason, going slowly. (Though I love what I’m getting.)

Back to work.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.

2 comments… add one
  • djmills Jun 16, 2009 @ 12:56

    Sometimes it is good to rest, close your eyes and clear your mind. Then look at the problem from another angle. I got some really good conflicts worked out that way, not that I am published yet, but even a break for a cup of tea might help the words flow. Good luck with the writing.

  • Craig Jun 16, 2009 @ 11:11

    I am both glad and sad to see you struggle to get words down. While I hate that you are struggling, gives me hope that a published (and very good) author can still struggle with it.

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