Day 6 update

I start today with 6589 words under my belt. That’s 3.5 parts to act one down on digital paper.

Today and tomorrow I would like to write 1667 words a day, my daily target, PLUS a bonus 1746 words. That will bring me back to my target for week one, that’s only an extra 873 words a day, easy.

The story is progressing along my planned lines, the ability to skip a section if I don’t know how to start it and move on to the next one works well. Within about 500-1000 words of the ‘next’ section I find I have the ideas I needed to start the previous one and can then pop back and fill it in.

There is so much to learn. I swear that every time I open my novel or do a smidgen of research on anything I discover there is so so much more to learn then I ever thought possible. it can be overwhelming, exciting and demoralising. I can start researching body language, chapter structure, or some other area or method on writing and then begin to believe that I can’t possibly, ever, write anything worth reading if I don’t fully understand all of this information and apply it perfectly. Then I realise that I follow this line of thinking I’ll never write anything and I write because I love creating my worlds and characters and that is what is important. Not the academic study on the perfect technique, the actual words out of my brain and onto the page.

Write, write, and write some more, that is all that maters today.

Tracey Ambrose
"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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