I’ve been writing just about nonstop since 11 this morning. Over 3,000 words. I am past the 20,000 mark as of right now. I need to take a break and eat, but the desire to write is almost too much. I’m filling in chapters with all my notes and adding dialogue and taking some away. Checking punctuation and grammar. I know…I am breaking the writing rule “just write”.
I feel like I opened the flood gates with my novel series. I am focusing on only the first one at the moment, even though I have notes that span all 5 books. I am determined to finish the first one by July 1st. Or at least have it ready for editing.
You are probably wondering how that is possible…well, I have been writing this series since 2009. I think (almost) ten years is enough time, right?
When this idea came to me, I saw the whole series–from the first chapter to the last. Every plot line mapped out. I am not the type of writer that says “why did my character just do —–?” I’m in control of my story universe. It’s one of the few aspects of my life where I am in complete control of the outcome.
….Man, that made me sound bad. But, it’s the truth.
My husband has been great today about all my writing. He’s featured a lot in the book series, as is my daughter. I guess you can call them my muses. I know I am lucky to have a support system.
…and I guess I should feed them, too.