Today has been a spectacular day. Words were gotten down on the current WIP. Two thousand four hundred and six words to be exact. I feel accomplished.
While working today I realized two things I had not before. 1) My favorite font to write in now is Courier 10-Pitch set on size 12. I can see it. Read it. Correct it. And my eyes don’t get tired as quickly. Yes, I will go back through and change the font for printing and submission because that is just what needs to be done, but, until the final draft is ready to go out Courier 10-Pitch it is. 2) When the page looks more like a “typed” page from years ago and using typewriters, the easier it is for me to write. Yes, even after all of these years of word processing and computer use, I still miss the clack of the typewriter keys on paper. Call it nostalgia if you will because I really don’t ever plan on going back to a typewriter for writing novels.
However, knowing this now about myself I realized, and accepted a rhythm of writing I have been sorely lacking for these past several months and weeks. Writing requires a rhythm and when it gets off you can feel it. The words just don’t flow as well as they should and the scenes are not as crisp as they could be. Problems arise and then you have to correct them. Now that the writing rhythm is back and the page looks like it should to my creative brain, the words have flowed. I wish I could say it was just effortless and easy wordage, but I cannot. No matter how much you work and how well you write, the act of writing is really hard work.
So, now close up the ink mines and meander back into the living room to find something to watch on TV with my husband after a delicious day of writing and a wonderful supper prepared for me by said husband. Hope everyone has had a wonderful day doing whatever it is they love and have made room to write, knit, and read at least a little bit today.
Total words on WHRT: 6, 703