Oh, boy. Today’s writing seemed a bit on the schizo side, if only because I had to take a couple of breaks (to hear about “things”) and to switch music. And look up the names of towns in Bali, which I thought I had down last night and wuz wrong. But I rocked out to Yes, and I gave my ghost a name.
I even got people standing in an open lot!
It was a bit strange, because when I was writing it felt like I had a great flow of energy pouring out. But, I also went in fits and spurts. Let me show you the log I have in the story (yes, I keep track of my word count over the time of songs played–like I told you, I’m nuts):
- 464 words in 18:45
- 195 words in 8:53
- 216 words in 10:13
- 156 words in 5:32
- 116 words in 3:50
What I like when I’m looking at this is I can see how I was moving along, then slowed, then seemed to speed up but probably didn’t, then did, and then . . . well, I’m not sure what that last section did. If I break down the word count per section, I get this:
- 24.75 words/min
- 21.96 words/min
- 21.34 words/min
- 28.21 words/min
- 30.29 words/min
I can account for the pickup in word counts on the last two sections due to it being more of a conversation between the two main characters , where as sections 2 and 3 involved describing the scenes. “Showing” can be a pain because you need to flip your mind over into seeing the scene in your head, then “showing” it to your readers. I feel I did a good job–not great, but good–and I’m happy with the outcome.
The final total for the day was 1147 words in 48:13, which works out to 23.79 words a minute, or 1427 words and hour. And that’s not a bad total, though today I could feel the words fighting to get out, rather than flowing as they have in the previous days, but I don’t consider that to be an issue. It’s the weekend, folks, and I’ve got . . . distractions. Tomorrow resets to Monday, and while I have some business in the morning, I’ll probably get through my writing rather quickly. I know what comes next, and I think this will be there shit starts to get a little real.
Particularly if I get my next big reveal in tomorrow.