Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Bad Brain Day Thwarted

This morning I could have sworn I was at the beginning of what I refer to as a "Bad Brain Day". (Or rather, another day when my brain won't cooperate with me.) I was all thumbs typing today - which by itself is unusual, if it didn't also come with the short-circuit of my ability to proofread. I left a bunch of typos in comments around my blogroll. I swear they looked perfect before I hit Post Comment. Honest they did.

I was forgetting all sorts of little things today. Like the fact that I had to go to the grocery store because we were almost out of milk. (And now we're out, damn it all.) Like the fact that I had bills to mail during my morning errands - like rent and utilities. Chalk up a quick trip in the middle of the day for that. Ack.

Finally, I gave in to it. I let my daughter have the computer for her schoolwork for most of the day (hers is in the shop again) and I sat on the couch watching reruns of shows I've seen a million times.

Still, I made this schedule thing and I was damned if I was going to wimp out on the third day in. Hell, I already missed my editing time during the day, but I have a deadline to meet damn-it if I want to meet me "5 books in 4 years" thing.

You see, if I can get Redemption's first draft finished by mid-February, it will be 4 years from the beginning of the first draft of my first book to the end of the first draft of my fifth. *shrug* I don't know why it's important to me to do this, but it is.

So I sat down tonight to write. I didn't expect much of anything. I just wanted to get 500 words out before my brain shut down. I wasn't expecting the flood that came instead. Thank goodness I used to be a secretary. So, in 45 minutes tonight, I wrote almost 1300 words. Damn near double my hourly average. Of course, now I'm spent, but damn it was worth it.

Must have been the vegging out earlier. I stored up all my writing energy, recharged my gumption hump, and let it all out on new words tonight. Whatever it is, I don't care. The words came out, the work is getting done and I'm content with the progress for the day.

=oD

1 comment:

Lane said...

1300 words in 45 minutes! That's damn good going. Sometimes allowing ourselves to veg out watching TV does the trick:))
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