I feel like a new person after that hiatus. I have transcended into a being that can pump out, on average, 1,000 words per hour. I have no idea how I achieved such a feat.
On the lighter side, the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers are running a Kickstarter for Kaleidocast’s second season. There’s a collective short story, “It Began In Red Hook,” authored by a pantheon of great authors. How cool is that?
Over the weekend, I read 2K to 10K: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love on my way to see some friends and it has really changed the way I’ve approached writing since hiatus. I now start off every session with a kind of to-do list of scenes, quotes, and moments that need to appear. It’s kept me so organized and I’ve consistently hit 1,000 words per hour on average. Crazy how much better process goes when you approach it with a plan.
Here is a list of things I put on a document that I didn’t hate:
- A kissing scene between two thieves, where one is much better at passing as a common man
- Tackling the first of three emotionally taxing scenes
- Establishing culture and politics of the vale oh so casually
Favorite Line Written: I clutched my stomach and my mouth to suppress a retch and a scream.
Song of the Week: “Sam’s Town” by The Killers from Sam’s Town (2006)
Actively Reading: The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller