Day 112 – Excitement in the story affects efficiency and productivity

Day one hundred twelve of my 365 Day Writing Project.

Words for days 110, 111 and 112: 3,900

This weekend was a good one for writing. My story was exciting to write and I had some time to work on it. After my slow and difficult “Where to go from here?” Day 109, I started writing on Day 110 with a new idea. Something unexpected for my main character to go through, which totally worked. The story got exciting again, which meant so did the process of writing. And that made all the difference.

I have found my weekend writing schedule to be sporadic and unpredictable. Since I’m not working at my day job on the weekends, I sometimes get to write during the day. 200 words here, 1,000 words there. I fit it in when I can, but I don’t allow myself to get too wrapped up in it because my family deserves my time more than anything else. So I squeeze it in here and there. Last weekend that meant writing in my parked car outside a hockey rink before my daughter’s game. This weekend that meant writing in the car while my husband drove us to Massachusetts for a wedding. I seize my moments as I find them. I believe the excitement of the story in those moments makes me a more efficient and productive writer. Now if only it could always be like that…