Saturday, September 09, 2006

Day Nine

Okay, so I got my 1300 words in for today and am free to enjoy my neighbor's party this afternoon. Hopefully the rain that just started coming down will stop by then.

I think the biggest lesson I will take away from this experiment is how important just showing up to the story is. Just show up every day even when you have no idea what happens next. You show up to find out. And showing up everyday keeps the story alive. Suddenly everything I come into contact with becomes possible fodder for my story or characters. I am living with them everyday and the more I live with them, the more they come alive for me.

Move close to the aching hunger you have inside.
- from "Thunder and Lightning"

Total word count: 18, 756

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