Day 3

Today wasn’t a writing day but I felt the need to be away from people, so as I sat in my room, I pulled up my manuscript and just started writing.

I managed to finish up two chapters. I wrote approximately over 2000 words. I did have parts of the chapters already written so I was literally just finishing them up.

This week is going to be a slow week as I have no shifts this week. The joys of having barely a job. I do have some plans but nothing that takes up a whole lot of the week unfortunately. This does mean that I could get some more writing done so I might be posting a bit more often this week.

My goal for this week is to maybe get one or two more chapters done – depending on the overall length of them and if one chapter is already partially written or if I’m starting from scratch. I don’t tend to enjoy writing only parts of chapters. I prefer to write them all at once. However, these were chapters that I’d started on, or parts of scenes that I had in my head that I wanted to get typed out right away, that I wrote before I put together a full outline. I had ideas of what I wanted and when I had the sudden inspiration to write, I threw them down as quickly as possible, having only some idea of where they’d fall in the over all story line. After that I wrote out my official outline, and then as you know, incorporated parts from my original manuscript and incorporated my outline with the rest of the chapters and scenes.

Anyway, I had a great buddy today to keep me company. Max, one of our five dogs, slept across my pillows while I typed away with the inspiration I had.

Max, my writing buddy.

Max, my writing buddy.

I’m not actually certain I’m done for the night. I might end up typing out more of the novel, but right now I feel like I could take a break. Granted, I might end up like last night and have parts of the story come to me and I’ll have to run and write them down – unfortunately it hit me as I was trying to sleep so I didn’t bother getting up and just tried to shut my brain off. They weren’t major scenes so I didn’t think it made a difference and luckily it didn’t.

Anyway, I think that’s it for now. Until the next post!


About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 17 years. Through several story ideas I have figured out what works and what doesn't, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing style. I love to read and escape to many different worlds. I've also learned a lot about good writing and bad writing through both reading a lot and acquiring an education in English literature, and becoming an ESL teacher. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.
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