Day 106 – In like a lion, out like a lamb

Day one hundred six of my 365 Day Writing Project.

Words: 900

I felt in a good flow from the moment I started writing tonight. The first 500 words came easily. As most writers would agree, sometimes the flow just happens. Then something strange occurred. As I wrote, the flow seemed to dwindle. The next 400 words came much, much slower. It usually is just the opposite for me. I usually start out slow but then pick up into a nice steady pace. Not tonight.

One reason for this flip in productivity is the fact that I kept nodding off every few minutes. Not helpful. Another reason is the content of the story. I reached a moment in the book where I really did not know where to go with it. I staggered. Not being sure-footed in the direction of the story definitely impacts one’s flow in the writing. But one must push on through. So I did, albeit slowly.

Because I left the story like a lamb tonight, I decided to stop mid-sentence. I have never done that before but have read that some writers prefer to jump right into the middle of a sentence when they start writing each day. I’ll let you know how that works for me tomorrow.