The weather has cooled and isn’t as muggy as it was yesterday. I know that sounds a ridiculous thing to say, given the way weather has lost it’s mind of late–though it’s not something I haven’t seen coming for a while. But that’s a discussion for another time. Right now it’s cool outside, and it’s going to say this way for a few days. Cloudy, cool, rainy.
Perfect weather for writing.
I’m well into novelette territory now with Fantasies in Harmonie. After watching Iron Man 2 with my daughter last night, I hit the Scrivener bricks about ten PM and wrote for an hour. A thousand words later I found a good point to leave off until today, stared at the final word count, and proclaimed myself the worst smut writer in the world.
Lets define that, shall we? I don’t mean “worse” as in I can’t write. I can. I write good, as some might say. What I mean by “worse” is that this story is double the size of other stories I’ve seen, like The Boss, My Slut or Daddy’s Horny Step Daughter. Then again, I’m not writing those stories: I’m writing mine.
As one person told me, it’s gonna be a real story, not just get off sex. Though there’s nothing wrong with that.
What’s strange for me is my sleeping patterns these days. When I go to bed I’m usually thinking of some story that I want to write, and when I wake up I find myself going over a scene from the current work in progress–usually as I lay there gathering my strength and wits.
That happened this morning. I started coming awake in the dim light of this cloudy, gray morning, and here I have something bouncing around my head concerning one of my characters. Now, I don’t know if it’s something that would fit her for this current story, but it’s damn sure something that could work for her in another story. Yes, I think that way: I’m always figuring in another story angle for characters even when I’m working on their current story. (About the only one I haven’t done that with is Couples Dance because, damn . . .)
The images that assault me during that time–oh, my. It’s an interesting time, since I have these ideas and scenes and feelings that enrapture me while I lay there, eyes half-closed, taking it all in. Sometimes I feel like this is the best time for me to get my ideas in order, because things are coming at me fast and furiously, and I’ve had some of my best scenes hit me during the waking hours.
They can also be a little overwhelming at times, because my mind is wide open, and just about anything can happen during these moments. These things wash over me and I lay there and take it in and take it apart. I see what works and what doesn’t. I think about what I want to keep and use and what I want to discard–
Sometimes I even get a story idea.
If only my day was this productive.