The Work in Progress

Yesterday I started writing around 7:30 a.m. Two of my main characters were in a tough spot. One was dealing with something her daughter had just confessed while the other was attempting to reassure her without offering platitudes.

I worked on their conversation for about an hour and still wasn’t happy with it. So, instead of continuing to pound my head against my keyboard, I went back and read the whole thing from the beginning in an effort to crawl inside their heads in a different way.

The effort paid off and I think I’ve handled the conversation in a thoughtful way. At least it doesn’t sound like I’ve strung a bunch of cliches together. In the end, I managed to write 1,023 words on Wednesday, and I fully expect to finish my book within the next seven days. Eek!

I’ll have a party on that day. Jump up and down, cry, turn cartwheels, drink a glass of wine, and probably write a post about the event. Okay, Studly says no cartwheels, but everything else is good to go.

Peace, people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

11 thoughts on “The Work in Progress”

  1. I’ve been dabbling in my various WIPs but ugh…I am also stuck on a conversation. Will have to remove myself from it to let it rattle around in my head for a while I think…

    I can’t wait to read your book!

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  2. I’ll second Studly on the no cartwheels. Even if you were completely capable of doing them years ago, even doing them well, if you haven’t kept doing them up till now, an impromptu cartwheel, if you can pull it off, after all that time off can be shockingly painful in places you were never aware could be in pain. I speak from experience. That said, it might be entertaining to those watching. Congrats on the progress!

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    1. Since I’ve never correctly completed a cartwheel in 63 years, I’m pretty sure an attempt at this time would be hazardous to my health. And now is not a good time to go to a medical facility..

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      1. I had a Facebook friend who had a medical emergency a couple of weeks ago. He lives in Nashville and he said the whole experience was surreal. Straight out of a medical horror film.

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