Day 170 – Plot changes can do wonders

Day one hundred seventy of my 365 Day Writing Project.

Words: 1,300

I see the light at the end of the long tunnel, and I know the way to get there.

An excellent plot twist gets all the credit. It evolved as I was writing last night and it got me really excited for how this book is looking to end. It gave everything new life. And now I am closer than ever to finishing the first draft and I have a solid sense of how it is going to end. Yesterday I didn’t.

Soon I will get to write an ending to this story that I never considered, not only when I first outlined my plans for this book, but also throughout writing it over the last several months. It is a far better one, thanks to the plot change that happened last night. I can’t even describe how great a feeling it is to be getting so close to a completed first draft. I can only imagine how amazing it will feel when I actually do complete it. Until then, I have some fun writing to do.

Day 169 – Ignore that reluctant inner voice and just write

Day one hundred sixty-nine of my 365 Day Writing Project.

Words: 1,500

I got a late start tonight. I will admit I was reluctant to try to get into writing that late. But I did. And the words flew onto the page. This was yet another example of how pushing through those moments of “I can’t” or “I don’t feel like it” or “I’ll put it off until tomorrow” really pays off. Just write. It is that simple. And look at what happened. I jammed out 1,500 words and the story took an awesome turn I wasn’t planning on. Tonight was definitely one of those times when writing fiction was thrilling, fulfilling and just plain fun. Like I used to do before I started this project, if I had listened to my reluctant inner voice and bailed on writing tonight, I would have really missed out.

As for the turn in the story, **SPOILER ALERT.** Do you remember that character I introduced in a post for Day 137, an older gentleman named Lyndon? I mentioned him again in the post for Day 153 when I talked about him parting ways with the main character. Well, he’s back. In a surprising turn, he and the main character are together again. And it’s great. I couldn’t be more thrilled about his return and I think it improves the story line. I’m excited to write more about Lyndon and Skylar’s current adventure tomorrow.

And when that reluctant inner voice returns some day, I will immediately ignore it. It will never cheat me out of a great writing session ever again.