Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,
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"Hardly Writing at All"

Lately, I've felt as though I am struggling to get any writing done and not being as motivated by the current scenes as I was earlier in the current project. (And also doing a lot of second-guessing of my decisions on what to show or omit). My buffer (material not yet posted to the beta readers list), which was over 10,000 words two weeks ago, has shrank to 5600 or so.

But every time I go to record my progress (thinking "my lack of progress" as I do so), I am struck by how much "hardly writing at all" works out to. My current slowdown started about two weeks ago, when I went to Seattle. (♥ terrycloth) Where I was not, granted, expecting to get a lot of writing done. Adding up my word count for the last two weeks, it comes out to around 4700 words. For comparison, this works out to an average-per-day that would about suffice to hit my target for the Master Plan(tm) I used back in 2003 when working on Prophecy. A target that, I will note, I never actually hit back then. When I felt like I was constantly forcing myself to write.

And which I am now accomplishing by "hardly writing at all".

o.O

Anyway, I guess I don't feel so bad about my recent lack-of-progress after all.
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