Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Successful Night!

Quote of the Day: Did you hear about the dyslexic, agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wondering if there really is a Dog?

Whew, I was ON FIRE last night. (And no, I am only referring to my Novel, and the fact that I cranked out 5,000 words, and edited what I already had (which took several hours) to make it cohesive.)
The grand result: I finally broke out of the whole "I-Can't-Get-Past-The-Third-Chapter-Thing," and that is a major accomplishment for me.
I tapped away into the wee hours of the morning, high on Starbucks Low-fat Latte Icecream and Barq's Rootbeer (lethal combination between you and me, I got in bed at 2am and lay there WIDE awake for at least another hour, playing my novel in my head) and I think I have finally...finally gotten re-excited about this storyline.
I knew I couldn't really spend an inordinate amount of time on the Scottish story, so I outlined it from start to finish, to at least get the finer points down so I won't forget them. Now I am plowing full steam ahead on ELLIE, and I'm determined to get at least the bare bones of it completed by July.
I like the whole "Spinning/Writing Thing." It works for me. I always wrote better under pressure when I was in College. It was a weird phenomenon: If I took the time to do a paper, and wrote it way before it was due, my writing was always mediocre, compared to when I stayed up all night long the night before it was due and wrote the whole thing in a few hours. I almost always got "A's" when I did that.

Well, must run; lots to do today, and if I don't tackle those dishes in the sink right now (I put them off because I was "on a roll" with my writing yesterday), they are going to rise up out of the sink on their own steam and attack someone. Seriously.


Michelle Miles said...

Hooray! Congrats on your writing accomplishment. Hmm.. maybe I need to get some of that ice cream to help me out of the doldrums. ;)

Ann said...

What an opening sentence!