Dear Life: Um, in case you haven't figured it out, I'm trying to write a manuscript here. Could you kindly stop bugging me until July 1st? Please?
If only it were that easy.
Yesterday I had to drop everything, including lunch to get a project out at work so my lunch was late and short. (still got over 1k done, tho. Not bad.) Missed yesterday's dance class. Didn't get to write more. Didn't get a car. Oh well, maybe today. (Well, no dance class today, lol).
I did get 766 words written this morning over coffee, but I sort of forgot to eat my breakfast. Whoops. Let's see how much I can get written at lunch today. We just have to find ways to work around life.
I'm having a problem of another variety. I keep getting distracted with research. This cuts into my already brief writing time. My story takes place in Ireland. There are plenty of paragraphs where I can simply highlight it to let myself know to add some "color and flavor" later.
But sometimes I can't do that.
Case-in-point: My MC is enrolling in school after she moves from America. I need to research what school would be like for her -- what grade would she be in? What subjects would she take? What might it be like? This is all stuff I need to know while I write. Even if the school is fictional (which it is) and that I can do fact-checking later, I still need a basic understanding of what it's like because it's different from here.
I'm not sure how to fix that problem yet. But if I find an answer, I'll let you know.
So, we're in day #3. How are you doing? What's today's word count? What are your challenges? Triumphs? Don't give up--even if you haven't written a word yet. You can do it. Even a few hundred words is progress!