Tough going today

I scratched this weekend off as far as writing is concerned. Our daughter was supposed to come and we were going to help celebrate her birthday.

When you live in a smaller town, you keep a list of things you want to do when you do go somewhere bigger. Our daughter is living that now. One of her goals was to visit her hairdresser. The hairdresser came down with Covid and cancelled. This means our daughter isn’t coming and will have to reschedule.

I get it. She’s a young woman making her own way out there, and even the gasoline has to be accounted for. I would reschedule things myself in her place.

That left me with available time, so I used it to write. I’m in a tough transitional part of my story, so it was slow going.

My main character, James, has to give up everything and step into a new role. I tried to show a few emotions, but probably didn’t dive deep enough into that. Project for later.

I moved James inland to get involved in the land war. He’s separated from his son, who is MIA, but he has to go.

Transitions are part of every story, but I find them difficult. The words don’t flow quite as well as they do in the exciting parts. It came to just over 1800 words today.

Now that he’s relocated, it’s time to review all available intelligence. That will move to making plans, and things tend to pick up from there. The last line for today involved him hearing a rumor about Serang and her army. Some of this has to happen before all the characters can converge once more.

Saturday is looking like a writing day, too. Things might move faster since I put the work in today. I still have to figure out what to do with the root monsters. They’re with James, but can’t steal from his allies. I’m sure there is some kind of mischief they can get into along the way.


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17 responses to “Tough going today

  1. It is always nice to have a backup ready in case plans change. Ypu always have your writing to take the place of a change.

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  2. Whoops, Ypu should be You. Too many fingers in this pie.

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  3. Congrats on all the writing time.

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  4. Transitions and pulling threads together always take more time to write. I think 1800 words is awesome. Hope there are even more tomorrow! And happy birthday to your daughter:)

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  5. D.L. Finn, Author

    Sorry your daughter didn’t make it, but sounds like a relatively product session:)

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  6. Once again I am envious of your productivity, thanks to the covid jab, I haven’t managed to write anything for days…

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  7. What a fun cross-section here of your brain, Craig. You sure have a lot going on in there. Cheers, my friend.

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  8. Finished the final chapter of my MS two days ago. Feeling a bit like a lost sock in the washing machine of life after such a intense 3 1/2 months 😀

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