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Words flowing like...mud?

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Words flowing like...mud?

Sometimes my WIP flows from my pen like water, each word anxious to escape to the page. Sometimes, though, the words more ooze onto the page.

Today is such a day.

I guess that's not totally accurate--I can rapidly write the wrong words, but I'm lost the story's emotional thread, so they come out flat and lifeless. So...I'm stepping back in story-time, re-brainstorming my main character's mood in scene, re-brainstorming the key elements of plot, character development, and theme that need to emerge, and re-brainstorming the logical progression of scene events.

It's working, but very slowly. There are too many distractions in my head.

Oh, well. The work I put in today will set the stage for tomorrow...when hopefully I'll have built up enough momentum that the words will spout! If all goes well, I may finish draft 1 of my Peru book this week. That will definitely be cause for celebration!

:) Cheryl



At March 18, 2009 at 10:33 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Ugh...totally understand. Write through it, though--you'll make it into clearer waters!

At March 18, 2009 at 10:58 AM , Blogger Cheryl Reif said...

Thanks! Good to know I'm not the only one :). I know it gets better...


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