Sunday, June 28, 2009

Where I'm At: Part III

"I heard a preacher say recently that hope is a revolutionary patience; let me add that so is being a writer. Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up."
Anne Lamott (Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life)

I am trying to hold onto my patience. My word count grew slowly over the past week, but I have done small accomplishments with the hope of completing the novel soon. I think moving forward at this slow pace will teach me something in the long run. Not quite sure what that lesson could possibly end up being, but I will wait and see what happens. I can only move forward.

I have a full time job and this week, with the 4th of July holiday, will give me an extra day off from work. I plan on using one of those days for writing at this time, as well as doing my best to work on the novel every weeknight after the day job. In front of me I do have some notes scribbled on a sheet a paper. It has been a loose road map that has kept me going. I am a writer that writes by the seat of her pants, but since I am writing with a specific culture in mind, I do need some little tidbits here and there to push me forward.

I will update again next Sunday. I would like to say that I will have the novel completed, but next week's update will only tell.

Word Count 64,130

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