Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Weekend Update

I wrote about 3000 words this weekend. Some of it is still on my Neo. It was all for the same novel--A Hollywood Miracle. I decided to go with this novel based on pure logic--it was closest to being finished.

When I sat down to write yesterday, I really didn't want to. My husband and daughter were taking up both computers by playing a networked game (Doom of all things. I can't believe I'm letting my daughter play Doom. At least it's the 90s version), so I couldn't even get to my manuscript. So I got out my Neo and my notebook and tried to find an untranscribed scene. But they were all transcribed. I looked at my outline (which is in my notebook) to see what should come next, and I started working on some scenes to up the tension between John (the actor), Max (the stunt man) and Karen (Max's friend). That accounts for about 1000 words.

I was very proud of myself for a) sticking to the same novel all weekend, b) writing even though I didn't feel like it and c) managing to come up with a good, conflict-filled scene anyway.

Which title do you like better, A Hollywood Miracle or The Stunt Man's Miracle?

5 comments:

  1. Congrats for sticking to it! Sounds like you've proven the BIC principle :).

    Oh--and I like Hollywood Miracle best.

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  2. Thanks, Cheryl. I DID finish a scene that was bugging me to be written from my time travel fantasy, but that was before the weekend.

    And thanks for your vote.

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  3. I'm glad your writing went so well last weekend that's always gratifying. {BIG SMILE}

    I don't know whick title I like best. A Hollywood Miracle flows better, but The Stunt Man's Miracle seems slightly more unusual. {Smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

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  4. Thanks. I kind of struggled through the rest of the week, just trying to make the story coherent.

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  5. That happens sometimes. {sympathetic smile} I hope the story is still working out for you. {SMILE}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

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