My goal (unless I fall too far behind) is to pull 2,000 words a day.
I am still scrapping for a structure I can shoehorn my plot into– primarily because of the issues I’ve had with Lindorm and trying to decide what kind of story it is. I was hoping to avoid that angst at the end, and the result is angst now as I (literally) lay out the plot-point cards and see how clearly my action cards* deal between them.
Nothing really clear yet, but now that I know my story better than I did two days ago I’m going to try again.
*I’m doing a card system this year and I really like it.
It didn’t make sense last time (Lindorm) since I had the whole story from beginning to end and there was no question about the sequence of action. This time I am extending the story past the traditional ending and I am distressingly distracted and patchy in my thinking.
By putting random thoughts on a collection of 3×5 cards and adding them to the box I relieve the fear I’m going to forget something important and cut down on possible focus points.
Current word count: 4,165