The Journal, Saturday, 9/9

Hey Folks,

Well, I didn’t take the recliner back yesterday. If it doesn’t rain today, I’ll probably do that today.

It did rain what seemed like all night last night, but less than 1/10 of an inch in the gauge this morning.

Left about 8:30 for Sierra Vista. Back around 12. Not sure what else I’ll get done today.

My WIP is kind’a weird. I mean, I keep hearing that all books write differently, and my experience has shown that’s true.

In this one, not only will it (probably) be presented in “Parts,” but I’m getting the feeling I need to just write the different scenes and then shuffle them around and put them all together after the fact. I’ve never done that before.

I currently have two major POV characters, a PI and a criminal, and I think there will be a third. Not sure yet who or what that will be.

But I have several scenes in mind at any given time for each POV character. Not the whole scene but a particular direction. Like the caracters are children, tugging at my hands.

I’m writing along in the Criminal’s POV, but the PI character is tugging on my other hand. “No, go this way!” And when I write in the PI’s POV, the other guy is tugging at my other hand.

It’s kind of neat, but annoying too. And I’m left to wonder who the third POV will be. It’s almost as if the Criminal and PI characters are saying “Not yet.”

Very strange. And I’m not complaining. Just wanted to share that in case it helps you in your own writing.

Anyway, it’s 2:20 as I write this. I haven’t written on the novel today, not even 1000 words. I took the recliner back, then worked on my 4Runner a bit. It’s hot and I just want to Do Nothing, so that’s what I’m going to do.

Back tomorrow.

Of Interest

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Fiction Words: XXXX
Nonfiction Words: 370 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 370

Writing of Doctor Ramsey (novel, working title)

Day 1…… 1781 words. Total words to date…… 1781
Day 2…… 2678 words. Total words to date…… 4459
Day 3…… 1142 words. Total words to date…… 5601
Day 4…… 2460 words. Total words to date…… 8061
Day 5…… 1302 words. Total words to date…… 9363
Day 6…… XXXX words. Total words to date…… XXXXX

Total fiction words for the month……… 16444
Total fiction words for the year………… 396064
Total nonfiction words for the month… 5170
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 141570
Total words for the year (fiction and this blog)…… 537634

The Daily Journal blog streak……………………………………… 651 days
Days of writing at least 1000 WPD…………………………… 4
Calendar Year 2017 Novels to Date………………………… 8 Novels (since Oct 19, 2014)………………………………………… 26
Novellas (since Nov 1, 2015)……………………………………… 4
Short stories (since Apr 15, 2014)……………………………… 182

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