Thursday, October 18, 2007

70 days with Sven, reporting in

Sven has me sweating, yay! :) Today is day four of the challenge. I hit 3K last night and woke up with a problem solved. Sometimes that happens for me. I can't figure out what's wrong with a piece, I go to sleep and when I wake up I realise what it is. In this case, two short scenes are in the wrong order to achieve their full impact. It's a little thing, but across the novella it will be crucial for the story arc.

The other good news is that my lovely CP has read the first two chapters and loves it, so that really encourages me. I've had doubts and shaky confidence about my writing over the last few months (for various reasons) so I gave a big sigh of relief. Hoping for another good "workout" with Sven today.

If you're doing the challenge - power to your elbow. Get typing! :)


ZaZa said...

When my lovely CP writes such great (and hot) stuff, how can I help it. And did I say hot? Seriously, this is really good. Keep those words coming. I can't wait to read more.

Portia Da Costa said...

Sounds as if you're really benefiting from the Sweat challenge! Me too, I think, although I don't experience that going to sleep on a writing problem and waking up and finding it solved phenomenon... What usually happens with me is that I wake up knowing I had great thought the night before but with no idea what it was!

I have to realise that I will never, ever remember it... and write it down!!!

Saskia Walker said...

Zaz - thanks so much, you're an angel and your comments helped me so much. Should be more soon :)

Wendy - I'm like that, if I have an idea, got to write it down. Scraps of paper everywhere! The waking up with a problem solved doesn't happen very often, but when it does it's a gift. What's odd about it is I don't even know I'm thinking it through while I'm asleep. I just awake with "THAT's what that part needs!" in my head. I guess its what the old saying "sleep on it" refers to. Whatever, I'm glad it happens when it does.