I had intended to schedule something short to auto--post here on Tuesday, but between writing and editing a video, I didn't have time to set something up before my day ended. Sorry!
Speaking of writing, though, I mentioned on Tuesday how I had struck upon a new idea to start my current work in progress Outcast, and how I had hoped it would fix the malaise that seems to be infecting the manuscript, making it a hell-thing to write. Well... it worked!
Tuesday was a brilliant day of writing. I hit three thousand words just after lunch. I've not managed to hit three thousand words in a day for many many moons now, and it felt genuinely wonderful. How I have missed writing like that! Better yet, my mind is picking up the story when I'm not writing.
It's weird to be please to be tumbling down the obsession-like hole that is writing a story, but there really is something to be said about being carried away by a story.
I was quite worried that I'd lost that part of writing forever, but it seems to have returned.... or at least it did Tuesday. Now I have found my stride with writing this book, and I'm enjoying the process again. It's not like Human, which was like pulling teeth. Part of it is, of course, that I've lived with this story for so long.
Cai was the first character I ever created. He's been with me since I was a pre-teen. His story is very much a part of me (which is why I'm rewriting the whole saga - I feel I am much more capable of bringing the story to light now that I've had a bit of practice).
The first ten thousand words was like pulling teeth, but once I had created the new first chapter, it went much better, and I'm finally happy with the manuscript... Or as happy as it's possible for me to be considering it's a rough draft.
Right, I have to go and write more. There are things going on!