Interesting...I beat my count by 200 words tonight.
1,219. Better but I feel I can really push myself...but it's only day two, I can't be too hard on myself. Hey, small progress is still progress right?
Free-flow writing is a challenge for me. But, in this circumstance, is needed.
Do you know how many times I stopped writing because I felt I was no longer making sense? But I think I'm starting to realise that editing and the changing of words comes after not during the process -- this is best just to avoid the distraction of getting caught up over-thinking than getting the story down.
Is it out of my comfort zone? Yes.
Am I going to stay in my comfort zone? No.
I love learning this kind of stuff, it's experience that I can't afford to give up on or push aside. As much as I paused to re-phrase a sentence/paragraph, I had to push on. (To meet my deadline of course).
Writing with auto-pilot disabled allows me to fully be in the mind of my characters and I find I'm pouring their thoughts out like water on a flat surface. This is why I'm not going to wave the white flag so soon. I love being in the mind of my characters, specifically Ken and Viera. There's so much emotion that needs to be released.
Even if it's just for an hour, it's worth it.
Boyce Avenue helped me get through this challenge. I think I'm in love with this man's voice. I can't write without music, music for me is like what water is to plants. It's just essential. What isn't essential is the distractions surrounding me when I'm in that writing mode, i.e television, mobile phone, tablet, humans.
So I use my Skullcandy headphones, open Spotify and enter the Ken & V's world.
I feel like I'm in Avatar.
Anyway time to edit the nonsense I've extracted from my devilishly naughty Jackson J man.