I wrote my first line this morning:
“Harmony Miller, that is the most ludicrous thing I ever did hear!”
I had intended to write it last night just after midnight, but I ended up falling asleep well before then. Hopefully writing will keep me awake longer than reading.
Not sure how often I’ll blog about the experience. Writing 2000 words a day will either leave me a) not wanting to write another word, or b) anxious to write something other than bad fiction. We’ll see. Today, a few rules I set for myself:
- No going back. My usual writing style is to edit as I write, but I’ll never get to 50,000 if I do that here. No matter how bad it gets, I’m not changing it. Typos, horrible grammar, characters changing names in mid-chapter, sentences changing in, well, mid-sentence… they’re all in there to stay, or at least until December.
- No one gets to read this draft. Seriously, no one. Not even K will read the whole thing. That can wait for the second draft, as can you. I may post an excerpt here or there if there’s something particularly readable (or laughably unreadable), but that’s it.
- I’m in this for fun, not for grueling work. (I have a perfectly good source of work, thank you.) The minute it starts getting tedious, space monkeys are going to come and widdle on my main characters until that day’s total is finished. It may end up being a story mostly about space monkeys. Stay tuned.
I’m off to write more on the bus. Wish me luck!