This week keeps getting better and better. Day 3 of Oktoberzest proved to be the best of the week, so far.
Why is it that rain persuades so many people to feel sluggish, tired, and downright procrastinatory, and for me it acts as instant inspiration? Don’t get me wrong – I’ve indulged in the occasional coffee-on-the-couch-in-pajamas-watching-movies-with-my-cats kind of rainy days. Usually, though, rainy days boost my creativity like no other. Yesterday was no exception.
In the time I was able to spend writing – about two hours again – I finished two more scenes, which finished a chapter. The grand total was 1356 words for the day, which I was more than happy with. I probably could have done more than that, even, had I not allowed myself to get sucked in to watching Top Model. We also watched Glee last night, which – (if you haven’t seen it, please get addicted soon) – was hilarious, not to mention well-written. Loved it.
Anyway, I was pleased to discover a mistake in my calculations, too. Turns out the day before was actually at 1109 words, not 620. It was a weird oversight: basically, I was working off a rough draft of a 500-word scene. I added 620 new words to it, but what I didn’t realize was that I changed most of those original 500. So, though there were 500 words there to begin with, I changed them and added 620 to them, making 1100ish new words. (Told you it was weird.)
Well. Now that we’ve covered addition, inspiration, and weather, it’s time for my Thursday morning coffee date, and my friend is on her way. After that: more writing! More scenes! More awesome danger in which to dangle my little characters! More exclamation points!