Barely wrote today. Not the triumph I was hoping for.
On one hand, it’s because I met up with a good friend, saw a movie. Afterward, he found out he was potentially getting stood up for a date and I just . . . refused to shrug and say, “Whelp, I gotta go write! Sorry! Good luck being sad, bro!”
So, we had dinner, chatted. I didn’t look at the time.
When I finally did, it was while I was waited for a train. Intent on writing something, I grabbed a seat, pulled out my notebook.
And found myself in the kind of weird, transitional scene I often don’t plot.
And these . . . can be a problem for me. Sometimes, the transition is essential, but I take the most boring angle possible with it. Sometimes, the transition is essential and I find an awesome way to do it. Sometimes, the transition is totally non-essential, but I do it anyway.
Usually, I write a transition blind, stick with it for a few thousand words, then decide I hate it and scrap it.
So, the moment I started writing this one, I got wary. My reflex was to use it as a way to drop a bit of lore, and that feels right . . . but I’m immediately not sure.
So, tomorrow, before work, it’s a stop at the library with every scrap of outlining and worldbuilding I’ve ever done for this story. I have flash cards for nearly the entire plot on the wall in my room, and I thought that would be enough, but a quick check through a random notebook earlier today reminded me that I have a detailed outline somewhere (from the days when I rolled with those).
I figure it’ll at least help me decide if I actually want to go in the direction I took earlier. Before I drop another few hundred words going that way.
Words for the Day: 289
NaNoWriMo Total: 1837