Sometimes, that’s what it takes.
The deal was that if I got to 10k by the end of the day yesterday I could look at some of the sites that sell rat cage accessories (hammocks, etc) with proceeds going to rat rescue groups. (And knowing me, as I look I’ll make a wish list.)
And if I hit 15k by the end of the day today I can order something. (Depending on how my checking account looks after bills, of course…)
So, did it work? Well…
I wrote 3484 words yesterday, bringing my monthly total to just over 10k. I’m still over 6,000 words behind where I need to be, but I seem to be back on track now and I’m hoping to hit 15k before today is over.
(I work the next four days so writing will be at a minimum, but I’m still hoping to hold to about a thousand words a day so I don’t fall too much further behind.)
But the really good news is that I do seem to be back on track. The story is rolling and unfolding, and although I’m not quite sure where it’s going, at least it’s going somewhere.
I may need to cut out a large part of what I’m currently writing, but then, an unexpected gem of inspiration might pop out of it, rather like the vision that I was expecting to happen.
And I’m leaving myself the usual notes to make sure that previous conversations happened, and to show not tell – but I’m letting myself tell for now just so I can get on with the story.
In short, I’m enjoying the process again.
And that’s all that matters, right?