Alright, two days in a row writing. So far, I’m on a roll. (An itty-bitty-baby roll, but still a roll.)
Yesterday, I wrote for 30 minutes. Today, an hour. I’m up to 34,412 words. (I started around 31,000. I didn’t think to actually write down my starting number.)
I’ve hit a bit of a roadblock, though. I am now officially on Part Three of my manuscript.
And this is where I stopped knowing exactly what I wanted to happen. The directions on my map have faded away into the ether. I’m left with nothing but blank parchment.
And that’s partly exciting, but mostly… frustrating.
What do I write next? How am I going to reach my goal and actually finish this story that has been floating around in my head since college (and that I’ve actually been working on for a year) if I don’t know what comes next?
Which means that, tomorrow, I will likely not be writing, but will instead be brainstorming.
I’m thinking a cup of tea, a comfy chair, and a favorite journal are in my future.