I was so focused on the cover art problem yesterday I didn't say anything about writing . Nothing about how the week went.
It was another four day week, but not because I went to the movies. Each of the four days was hell. I eked out about 3 pages a day. The day I missed was because I was very tired and I just didn't want to write.
But did I follow my own advice and sit in front of the Word document for three hours? No. I played with my computer. Not games. Surfing. Writing email.
On the days I wrote I used a trick that I recommend. I stopped at a continuation point each day, rather than stopping at a completion point. What I mean is I left myself a kind of cliff hanger in the middle of a page. So when I did write I made the starting point easier for myself.
An example would be: I was surprised when I saw him because he looked so
Or: I didn't know what I'd find in the bedroom but I slowly opend the door.
This almost always gets me going. And it did but I didn't stay with it long enough. Usually that trick has me hitting the keys all morning.
One thing I do have to remember is that I can't write as many pages in a morning as I could some years ago.
But who knows? Perhaps next week will be different. Of course it will be a four day week again. As readers of this blog know I take every holiday I can. Januar 17th, Martin Luther King's birthday, is certainly one I'll take.
On Tuesday I start a new chapter. It will be a new day in the book. But I know what Faye has to do.