Day one hundred forty-eight of my 365 Day Writing Project.
When writing fiction, it’s easy to veer off from the planned story line. This can be good or bad. I’m never sure about it while I’m writing it. I suppose whether it works or not will be clear to me when I hit the editing and re-writing stage. But what is clear to me now is that sometimes an unexpected interlude – unplanned even by the writer – is just what is needed to keep the story interesting.
As a new writer – someone who is having her first experience writing a novel from start to finish – I’m always pleasantly surprised at how fulfilling the creative process can be. A meaningful writing session never fails to leave me with a light heart and mind. Going to bed in that state is invaluable. I rest easy after I write. I wake up refreshed and full of new ideas. And it is no surprise after that kind of experience that I look forward to sitting down to write again each day.