Six days of 2000 words each on my November Book. Just winging it. Linda likes it, so that means I'm on track. I write on this first thing in the morning. Already have 12K words. I'm writing straight to the ending, no detours, so if it ends up shorter than 50K words that will be all right. Anything over 30K words and I'll publish it anyway.
Then I wait until late afternoon and try to get into Virginia Reed's head, which is a very different voice and story. So far I've managed it.
I've discovered a trick. I drive the 20 miles to the Badlands, thinking about the book all the way. This geographical break is the equivalent of a psychic break.
Then, I either park or go walking, and then come back and start writing. It's hard, but once I get rolling, it's no harder than usual.
Two books being written at the same time. I'm so impressed with myself.
Worked at the store yesterday and told my mainstream idea to several people, and they all seemed to think it was a great idea, so that's encouraging.
All I need and want is time. I want to finish all these projects, give birth to them, put them out into the world.
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