My how time flies when I'm having fun! Woo-hoo!
I'm absolutely loving the new mystery (as in genre, not as in I haven't a clue what it's about) project I am working on right now. The words are flowing. Inspiration is singing . . . amazingly not as off key as usual, go figure! I haven't felt this jazzed about a project in a long time.
Don't get me wrong: I love every writing project. The love's just not always so grand. This time, the grandness is almost overwhelming.
Picture it, Tuesday night: I get home from work and finally find time to write. Yeah, me. I write a few chapters and then it's off for bonding time with the boyz and my whiny butt girl who thinks she's starving to death because she's on a diet. Geesh. Anyone want a whiny cat? Free to a good home. Earplugs provided. Kidding. I love my Squeaky cat. I don't love her whining so much . . . Ha! Anyhow, I finally decide to go to bed and . . . well, long story short, I go into my office and type up a few more chapters. The words just couldn't wait until Wednesday.
I love it when that happens!
Okay, not so much when it's 2 AM and it happens, but right before bed wasn't a horrible thing.
So, long story short, in a week I've written over 25,000 words on this new project. Woo-hoo! Somebody pass me a margarita. Okay, not right now, it's a bit early, but trust me, there's a margarita in my future this evening.
Technically, as far as my standards go, I'm at the half way point in this project. I normally aim for 50,000 words on a rough draft. Yeah, not a huge amount of words, and definitely under industry standards, but . . . this is only a rough draft. The next draft phase normally adds quite a few words as I expand on such things as setting, etc. The rough draft is always: get the story out, develop the characters as much as possible, and get from Point A to Point The End.
Have I mentioned how much fun I'm having writing this project? I'm tossing rules out the window nilly-willy or willy-nilly whatever the case might be. Ha! Seriously, I'm taking a laid back attitude with this project and, well, just having loads of fun. I have the banter thing down between the two main characters, I have a tension thing going on with two other characters, and I'm taking over-the-top presentations of some other characters. All in all it boils down to one thing: FUN!
Have a great weekend.