The Holidays went about as expected, writing wise. Wrapping up the year 2011 and the two weeks off for Christmas and New Year’s, here’s how I did:
Book of M:
- Background Notes Wordcount: 543 words
Grand Total: 543 words
I barely even turned on a computer over the Holidays, so in many ways this is better than I expected. In fact, I wouldn’t even have written this much if I hadn’t come down with what I think was a case of food poisoning in time for Christmas Eve. (I was better by Christmas Day, mostly.) So whereas I would’ve preferred to spend the day out-and-about with family, instead I was bed-bound for half the day. Naturally, with a laptop as my only companion, I spent some time writing.
I focused on more character notes this go-round, writing the history of the co-protagonist. I haven’t finished his history, yet, to the point of the beginning of the story, but what I have done gives me a few interesting story hooks and points-of-conflict with the main protagonist. I’m not sure, yet, how I’ll resolve those points-of-conflict so the two can work together. But it should keep things interesting.
As for the main outline, I’m still semi-stalled at the point which I’m calling “Chapter 10” where I realized I needed to stop and work out some character and world-building issues. I spend a little time each day thinking about the world-building questions raised by the plot turn I had planned – what the implications of it are, and how it can be – but so far I’ve not answered those questions for myself satisfactorily. But I’m getting closer to figuring it out, I think.
Now that the Holidays are over, I’m looking forward to getting back in the saddle and putting some words down. This week won’t be spectacular, wordcount-wise, but hopefully I’ll start building some momentum.
That’s how writing has been around these parts. How has it gone in your neck of the woods?