Obviously, I will not be updating this every day. I think 182 posts of me saying how frustrated I am about writing might get a little repetitive. Might.
Day two, three, and four went by just fine. I think it’s a bit of a cheat though. I’m in the middle of a scene that’s heavy dialogue. So yay for extra line spacing!
Side note: Can my entire book be dialogue? I’m sure somewhere that would be considered edgy.
I still have entire list of things I need to do planning wise. Who knew thinking of names for things could be so difficult? I’m starting to question why I didn’t decide to write something that takes place here and now. If I did, I wouldn’t have to think of different town names and government names and yadda, yadda.
I also need to take a lesson in excess. I started to create back stories for all of my main characters. I realized, after writing almost 3 pages for each character, that I had given them all tragic, depressing stories. I’m sure there’s some psychological reason for why I decided to give all of my characters such traumatic pasts, but I don’t want to delve into that can of infinite darkness. So I had to delete a lot of that information. Which is fine, I can just save it for whatever depressing characters I have in future writings of mine. Given the current situation, I’m sure there will be tons.
I’m really trying to accept the fact that my first draft is word vomit. I have this irritating urge to edit every sentence right after I write it. I have to force myself to move along and just accept whatever crap flows from my mind. I didn’t used to do that. When I started this project, I would write and then edit the next day. This is probably why I was unable to move past the first few pages for weeks. I can already tell that editing is going to be a bitch. My word vomit is extra vomit-y.
So days two, three, and four are down. 180 to go!