Current Word Count: 14,341.
That’s the main thing i wanted to say. Click.
I’ve been throwing scenes and characters and dialogue at this project for seven days now. And for the most part, it’s felt like making a salad. “Let’s throw some of this in there!” “What the hell is it?” “I don’t know, but it makes it bigger!”
Today, for the first time, the elements came together and said, click.
The characters I’d tossed in there, and the characters who appeared who weren’t exactly “in there”…suddenly, today, I knew who they were and how they fit together. Relationships and everything. And it made all their appearances, which I’d thought just random jottings to increase word count, gel together.
It fts now.
Damn, the process of doing creative work never ceases to amaze me. Especially when I’m right at the center of it.
I still marvel at it, and when it’s going good, I still wonder who’s gonna come knockin’ and say, “Hey, that work? Mine.”
For now, it’s mine, though.