Yay! I’m FINALLY past the really difficult part of the story. And man, I’ve written so much these past two days. 3,199 words today, 2,727 yesterday! That’s something of an accomplishment!
Of course, that doesn’t mean that I’d ever let anyone see what I just wrote. Holy cow, it is so rough! It’s probably riddled with cliches and cheesiness, not to mention some awkwardly written edginess that would make half my friends from Quark throw the book across the room. I tried not to be too suggestive (and really, I don’t feel guilty for what I wrote), but everyone’s got their own opinions, and I probably erred on the side of describing things too much. Not to mention, it’s not all that well written, so if you don’t throw the book across the room because it’s too risque, you’d probably still throw it across the room just because the writing is so bad.
HOWEVER, all of that I can fix in the revision. ALL of it. Don’t tell me that I can’t. I’m not listening to you.
Seriously, though, I really am satisfied with myself for writing all this. Even if it isn’t anywhere near good enough to get published, it is good practice. I don’t want to only write cute adventure stories that sell, I want to write characters who are forced to wrestle with some serious issues and dilemmas. I want to challenge myself and write something that has some deep meaning to it, even if I don’t know consciously what that meaning is exactly.
Maybe I’m doing it here, maybe I’m not. Maybe I haven’t got my characters figured out well enough to really dive into things–maybe I won’t be until I finally do the revision. Maybe the revision is going to kill me. The important thing is that it’s DONE and now I can MOVE ON to the rest of the story.
Oh, and one other really cool thing: I’m exactly where I wanted to be by this time! I can finish this chapter in another 2,000 words or so tomorrow, and then it’s on to a completely new section of the book! Yay!