Writing can be tedious at times, but then there are days like today when the words flow like a dam broke somewhere upstream. Getting out of the house sometimes averts the blockages that arise when other things demand my attention: dogs, chores, the internet… All of these things can sometimes distract me enough so that my creative energy gets all discombobulated (I love that word!).
But I plowed through the afternoon like a man on fire. It’s awe inspiring when a chapter rushes out of me and onto the page like it did today. I learned some good transitional plot points today, and figured out the antagonists motivation and how he will implement his nefarious plan.
Music is definitely a driving force for me when writing. When I’m blogging, like this, I listen to something with lyrics and melodies that demand attention. But when writing, I choose something more ambient (for darker scenes) and something along the lines of trance or techno for scenes that require a bit more bite and energy.
Today, it was my !pUdexiMllA playlist from my iPod. This is a collection of DJ mixed trance and techno from my nightclub days. And it worked wonders on the chapter I wrote today.
2,000 new words on the novel.
It’s a good day.