Got on a roll writing The Manic Pixie Dream Girl Murders today. I think this is going to be one of my "fast" books that demand to be written. I'm going way past my 2K a day word average, which is cool as long as I'm not forcing it.
Wrote the first chapter and it came out really well, I think. (I'd already written the second and third chapter, and yeah, that was weird.) It had a fairly explicit sex scene in it -- there's a succubus in this book, after all. But I think it worked.
I'm taking a break to recharge my working computer, and going to get to work doing more tonight. I love this sense of excitement. There's just this feeling that there is a book there and all I need to do is peel back the package.
I've got a new character today, as well as a couple of new powers for the bad girl.
I probably need something else to extend it to a full book, but I can write a couple more chapters before I worry about that -- hopefully something will pop up naturally. I never worry about length anymore. I write the story as is. There always seemed to be a couple of ideas I can expand on if I don't quite get there -- but usually that isn't a problem.
Assemble the premise and the cast of characters and the plot takes care of itself.
Later: A very productive day. Ended up writing 8K good words. Nothing I wasn't happy with. Came up with some more characters, and pretty much a solid lock on the first half of the book plus a rough idea for the second half of the book.
I'm really happy with it.
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