I’d written myself into a corner yesterday, and I had absolutely no clue what was going to happen next. See… Brain writes the outlines and the overall planning. Gut, however, writes the words, and Gut — like a willful horse — is entirely capable of getting the bit between his teeth and galloping straight toward… Continue reading Wow! 1412 words, two hours… And LIGHTNING struck! (Or… “Am I making a huge mistake?”)
Category: Worlds and Worldbuilding
MINIONS!!! Minions are awesome! And today my main character had some!
I’ve run out of time, but I got 899 absolutely wicked words in Ohio 5 today. My MC has some helpers who today, in her hour of need, turned into minions — and they’re about to wreck havoc in her defense. It was a fun scene, and will be fun to get back to tomorrow… Continue reading MINIONS!!! Minions are awesome! And today my main character had some!
More good words: 762 for the day, 24,969 total… and heading somewhere I didn’t expect
Books surprise you. Characters surprise you. And my two MCs are, after a bit of stress and angst, heading toward a solution I didn’t see coming from a character I had not expected to take on a role of major importance. But this is what characters do. They start out looking like these goofy buggers… Continue reading More good words: 762 for the day, 24,969 total… and heading somewhere I didn’t expect
Back to the OHIO words: 755 today,
During the worst of the site rebuild, when we were trying and failing to get writers into their classes, I didn’t get any fiction written. That was a rough few days. But we have everyone in, we now have a way to add their classes, and we’re close to opening the classes to new students.… Continue reading Back to the OHIO words: 755 today,
A very good day for Ohio 5: 1325 words, 19,576 total… and a surprise
This doesn’t happen very often: My main character reasoned me out of the major plot direction I wanted to write today. I’d spent the weekend doodling around in my mind with how today’s scene was going to go. I had a specific thing my main character was going to do, it was pretty epic, it… Continue reading A very good day for Ohio 5: 1325 words, 19,576 total… and a surprise
Doing a Line-for-Scene re-plot of Book 5 from Chapter 7 to Chapter 30
I got 281 words, and am up to 18,423 total, and was rolling along pretty nicely. Hit the end of Chapter 5, rolled over to Chapter 5, and found stuff written clear through Chapter 8 that I’ll either have to save or delete. But I also discovered that the book I’ve been writing since the… Continue reading Doing a Line-for-Scene re-plot of Book 5 from Chapter 7 to Chapter 30
OHIO 5: Small words, but yesterday’s revelation continues to spawn big things
I got 272 words and now have 12,393. And what I got built on big, scary things that I discovered yesterday, and gave me a nice new segment of the same scene. I’ll be glad when I can spend more time on Ohio 5, but we’re in the last stages of replacing the old HollysWritingClasses.com… Continue reading OHIO 5: Small words, but yesterday’s revelation continues to spawn big things
Ohio 5: The Surprises Keep Coming – Plus… Fasting Brain!
Matt and I are doing this fasting thing, where we eat one meal, then fast for 47 hours, eat again, fast for 47 hours… It’s simple, it’s stress-free, it gives me tons of energy. And fortunately, my body doesn’t read this as “hunger” until I smell food. Which I won’t smell until dinner tonight. Fasting… Continue reading Ohio 5: The Surprises Keep Coming – Plus… Fasting Brain!
Revelations galore, and a wild shock for me — 1015 words today, and 11,119 total.
Hooo, boy! I shocked my own socks of this morning. I thought I knew where the story was going, and I did not. Well… the part of me that writes consciously didn’t, anyway. My Muse might have had this planned… but I don’t think so. I think it was surprised, too. The revelation my subconscious… Continue reading Revelations galore, and a wild shock for me — 1015 words today, and 11,119 total.
OHIO 5: 620 words, the wrap-up of Chapter 5, and the start of Chapter 6
It was not a dark and stormy night. It was, instead, a pretty decent afternoon in May. But my MC has just discovered that there has been a whole lot of lying going on, and that things she thought were dead sure certain were, in fact, a tissue of lies told to her by people… Continue reading OHIO 5: 620 words, the wrap-up of Chapter 5, and the start of Chapter 6