Day 3 of My 365 Day Writing Project

Day three.

Words: 1,750

Time: 1.5 hrs

I’m happy to report that I was able to pick up where I left off.

While I was writing last night I anticipated going in a certain direction with a particular chapter. I stopped in the middle of a pretty intense part because I needed to get to bed at a decent hour. Today, I picked up where I left off and ended up going in a different direction that would not have happened had I kept writing last night. I think the story is better for it, so I don’t regret the decision to quit when I did. This could be an interesting lesson in the importance of letting a story evolve organically. At least that is how I’m choosing to look at it.

As for today, I found sporadic moments of time to write. A little here, a little there and finally a last chunk tonight. The bummer about my writing time tonight was that I was so tired I kept falling asleep with my hands on the keyboard. I’ll be damned if I didn’t type a few sentences in a dream-like state. I read them after I awoke and found them to be utter nonsense. And hilarious. It reminded me of taking notes in class when I was in high school, falling asleep during a history lecture and finding in my notes later that I wrote that a certain Civil War battle started because, “people like to look nice in magazines.” Classic.

Despite breaking up my writing time throughout the day, it was still productive to chip away little bits at a time. I’m looking forward to tomorrow but for now, off to bed. And no more writing in my sleep.