Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Day Twenty

Word count: 41,093

Writing is the willingness to see.
- from "Long Quiet Highway"

I just printed out the pages I have so far (130), three-hole punched them and put them in a binder along with all the scrap papers with my precious notes. I can see the end in sight and know that I will need to be semi-organized to tackle the revsion process. I didn't really find my structure until I was a good 50 pages into it. After this initial draft is done, I need to map out a timeline to hang in my office here to refer to as I rewrite. Right now I am just getting the scenes down as they come to me, knowing that the sequence can be fixed later. Some scenes I am writing, knowing they are a little too cheesey or melodramatic but I put them in anyway. It's all about just getting it "down" now in order to have something to fix "up" later.


Kelly said...

Very Impressive Kim.

I haven't been able to write more than 10 words at a time, but I press on with writer group, knowing if I quit, I won't even get 10 words down.

Keep on Keeping On. I know it'll be an amazing book when you're done.

Kim Haas said...

hey kelly- those ten words add up and up and up.