This week has been one of ups and downs.
Up: I finally started writing Elondria. The worldbuilding isn’t complete, but I felt like I needed to start writing to figure out what I needed to know. So I’m having an experiment. Is is better to start writing and then complete the worldbulding, or should you do all of the worldbuilding before you write a word?
I think for me it was turning into a bit of procrastination. It was a way to avoid actually doing the writing. Yes, there are things I needed to know, but I was starting to go into the abstract.
Down: The writing on Elondria has bee patchy due to life implosion. Things have been wobbly in my private life to say the least, and unfortunately this has impacted on my writing. But today I decided to put all those bad emotions into my writing, and managed to write almost 3k words. Fortunately, my MC is in a bit of a bad place in the story as well. So that was kind of handy. In a rubbish way.
So far, I am roughly 6.5k in. My daily goal is 1000 words. I’m a fairly quick writer, so I think it’s doable. Most days anyway.
There was no FridayPhrases post yesterday, as, due to the aforementioned life implosion, I didn’t do any FP’s on Friday.
I also have yet to write this week’s #blogbattle Winter story. But I shall. Hopefully. Provided there are no more disasters and I have the time.
Today I will leave you with a phrase that we’ve probably all heard, but it bares to keep it in mind.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
The way I’ve interpreted this?
When life goes to hell, write. 🙂
PS: Hope you’ve all had a good week.