Sunday, May 16, 2010

Week Two in Review:
The Best of Days and the Worst of Days

This week of writing has brought the best of days and the worst of days for me.
Monday was a struggle.  So many ideas, which one to go with?

Tuesday was a challenge. I could not find a place to begin. I tossed and turned in every direction until I felt like I was on a Merry-Go-Round.  Over the course of hours, and many revisits, I made a brilliant decision to change the perspective and I finally began to write.

Wednesday I questioned my brilliant decision to change perspective. Then I questioned my choice of ideas.  Then I questioned why I thought I could do this class at all.  At last, I shoved all my doubts into the closet, turned away from all the distractions and pushed my way through the story. Word count only 678, but at least I had a beginning.

Thursday I played hooky and escaped from writing.  Felt a bit shameful that I wasn't on schedule but actually felt more exhilarated that I would choose to.

Friday I woke up early, driven to finish my story.  With the block wall tumbled and the wind of inspiration behind my words, I wrote as fast as I could type (which is not an impressive speed).

Finished!  Word count, 2949.
And best of all, I love what I wrote! 

I have succeeded in capturing a moment in time that makes me smile, and I'm quite sure will make the main character (my son) smile as well when he reads it.

Now, what am I going to do this week?


AuroraLee said...

Sounds like you've had a week of ups and downs, but the good thing is that it ended on a high note. Congrats on a great word count and a story you love!

Unknown said...

Well done Carolyn! That's an excellent beginning. You stuck with it and pushed on to reach a finished story. Keep it up!