WABWM: Momentum

By Holly Lisle

7:30 AM

I’m not as better as I’d thought yesterday. :-/ But still good enough to work. And will be starting this morning with the lyrics for the HUNTING THE CORRIGAN’S BLOOD song, “Didn’t Expect That,” which I worked out, along with most of the melody, in the shower this morning.

But after the lyrics, which I just don’t want to lose, because they’re pretty funny, I’ll get to work on WARPAINT.

STARTING COUNT: 61,036
GOAL: 1500+
SCENE: Curiouser and Curiouser

Write with joy, and kick some ass.


12:46 PM

I got the lyrics to the song written down in thirteen minutes. (The shower took a lot longer.) Will figure out the guitar for it later today.

But what happened with my planned scene was interesting.

I’ve mentioned that I always go through and clean up the words I wrote the day before, and that I generally get about 300 new words out of this process (because my first drafts are lean, lean, skinny mean).

Today I got 1595 words, and added a new scene that grew (and grew, and grew) out of what I’d thought was just a pretty good couple of lines.

This is Cady speaking.

You do a thing, and if it’s something that matters, it gathers momentum, and the momentum changes it in ways you cannot imagine. Cannot foresee. It goes off in new directions, and suddenly they aren’t your directions anymore.

Which describes what happened while I was writing. That line turned into one helluva cool scene, which got its own title. Momentum.

TOTAL WORDS: 62,535

I’ll be off tomorrow, and probably offline, still putting together the lesson design for the HTWAS Expansion, so I’m posting the weekend WABWM ahead of time. It will pop into existence tomorrow at about 7:30 AM. (If I have the time offset from my west-coast host figured correctly.

Have a wonderful weekend. I’ll be thrilled if I can get over whatever the hell I caught between now and then.

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