Friday! Friday! Friday!
Well, I’m not gonna lie. It’s been a rough week on the manuscript front, ladies and gentlemen. I only managed to knock out around 9,300 words…Yeah, I know that’s better than nothing, but I’d planned on writing A LOT more than that. Honestly, I just couldn’t get my act together. Between a draining allergy attack earlier in the week, and a never ending pile of ads at work, it’s been a nightmare finding the time and energy to sit down and write.
Another part of the problem is I’ve completely lost the insane momentum and natural rhythm I had going before round 2 and 3 of the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge. And no matter how hard I try, I can’t recapture it.
What makes this even tougher is I’ve reached the dreaded middle portion of my story. Historically, this is when I slam into a brick wall, even when I do have momentum carrying me. And, historically, this is when I give up and go allll the way back to chapter one to begin revising. However, I made a deal with myself at the start of this draft. I told myself, “You’re not allowed to start over. No matter how hard it gets or how many obstacles try to trip you up, you gotta push through.” AKA, NO STARTING OVER ALLOWED!
Thankfully, I’ve got some badass moments planned for my characters in future chapters, so I’m using those as motivation to fight through these foggy middle ones.
Hi-yah! Kablam! Splat!…Oh, yeah. I’m feelin’ it 😉
Anyways, in honor of my “slowly but surely” type of writing week, here is today’s Friday Funny. Enjoy!
How was your week? Are you on a roll? Or are you feeling sluggish and “blah” like me? If you’re on the blah side, all I can say is push through it. That’s what I’m gonna do here.
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