Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Time Is The Fire In Which I Laze

I don't know what it is, but I just can't seem to get jump started on The Transcendental Man. The first time I wrote the story, it flowed out of me in a single sitting. This time around, it looks to be even shorter, but damn if I can't get it completed. Each day for the last week all I've managed is two to three hundred words a day. Tonight I finally sat down and stayed put until I had written a thousand. One thousand is my "goal" for each day, but of course I don't always reach it. It baffles me why this story is taking so long. I've already written it once. You'd think the second time would be even easier, especially since I am not making any big, overt changes to it. Oh well. I guess it's only appropriate that a story about time travel should take so long to actually finish. If I keep to my daily goal, it should be done by Friday night.

4 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

I lost part of the first novel I wrote in a lightening strike and what took my days to write initially took me weeks to get out the second time. I think we start to second guess ourselves. Good luck with it.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Feels good to knock out four digits when you've been dragging for a few days...

K.C. Shaw said...

Good luck on finishing it. Maybe you could schedule a really nice reward for yourself for when it's done, as an incentive to just push through to the end.

Danielle Ferries said...

I don't know, I think sometimes the second time is harder. For me, getting it down the first time seems easier because its all new. I hope you meet your goal tonight.