There’s an expression that your eyes are bigger than your stomach. I think that fits my writing goal for my current Fast Draft madness. Lesson to self – don’t start Fast Drafting when you have two chapter meetings that week. And then I’m coordinating our Gateway to the Best writing contest for my chapter and the judging deadline is this week. ergh!! argh!!
Then the day job….the cursed day job! Okay excuses, excuses. Needless to say, lots of time/pages to make up for.
The good thing is my mind is starting to churn about the book. So even if the page count isn’t where I want it, the most important part of Fast Draft is kicking in. That’s the part when you start thinking of the characters and the plot all the time so when it’s time to write, you just do it.
I read part of the opening to Across the Silk Road last night at CORE. The comments were good, the feedback was very useful. Now I have to shelve it away until I can get another 200 pages done. I hope this means that I’m on the right track, but even if it’s the wrong track, trains already left the station. Can’t get off now. Fix it in rewrites, right?