Stage One: Assess
Today, no reading other people's fiction until I've written my own. It's Friday, so it's a busy, hectic day.
Stage Two: Work
So the day ends late and the day starts early. En brief, I did do a little scribbling after computer out last night, but I also hated what I wrote, so let's count whatever it turns into today when I type it up, because it'll be different. That's for certain.
This morning, I returned to an old question out of a Writer's Digest interview from back in the day with the author of Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life—which I've always wanted to read. Should get right on that. (Side note: I've always wanted to write a fictional encyclopedia too.) When she would sit down at the beginning of the day, she would ask herself what did she feel compelled to write? Then she would write that.
This morning between prepping for the day before seven a.m., I scribbled down some stuff between Kilter, Shift, and their daughter and realized I'm going to have to nose around and see if it fits any of my prompts or if I can work one in when I turn it into typed-up goodness.
Right now, I want to write about those family relationships and the fascinating, awful conundrum that is Shift. She's the woman who says, truthfully mind, "I'm not good, just loyal." "Even the devils love their own." "I like to play. It's just that my toys are people, blood, lives." "I never lose one of my own." She's selfless and loving and let's face it, bloody and terrible. I don't know quite what to do with her. But she's the key to Justus because she owns him, she made him, and it was only after she got her daughter back after the Rebellion that she let him go.
Now, I just got to turn this stuff into something good. Opens WIP 12.doc. CTRL+End. Scribble… That took a while, but it worked when I just forced myself to start typing.
Next piece? We're going to do the random prompt thing again because that really helped me yesterday. They all need lots of hugs. I like this piece. I needed more with Sear too, so this is good. Why stop when it's working? Same prompt, different characters.
Next prompt: work. This Red Wolf/Whisper one is a bit of a worldbuilding piece and another I started before work this morning. Before 6 a.m. even.
And at last, I catch up on reading. Going to call it a day.
Stage Three: Count
- Total Fiction: 1766 words - Month to Date: 5604 words
- Total Blog: 415 words - Month to Date: 1383 words
- 193/365 – Kingdoms and Thorn Ficlet: You're My Heart – 509 words
- 194/365 – Kingdoms and Thorn Ficlet: Bone-Weary Need – 349 words
- 195/365 – Kingdoms and Thorn Ficlet: Needing a Break – 396 words
- 196/365 – Kingdoms and Thorn Ficlet: The Answer to All Problems – 311 words
- 197/365 – Kingdoms and Thorn Ficlet: Business as Usual – 201 words