So yesterday was “set-the-clocks back” day here in Brussels. And what does that mean? That means and extra hour to steal for yourself to relax, read, watch a movie and procrastinate writing right?
Last week‘s ROW80 check in, I mentioned that I had a lot of plotting to do. Well I spent Monday and Tuesday evening mapping out the second half of the novel. It went pretty well because I already had a basic outline and I know how to story ends. The only problem is looking at the current more-detailed outline, my novel looks a little front end heavy in terms of slow progress up and up to the top of the peak and then the second half is like a rollercoaster ride down to the bottom.
There are a few gaps between some major scenes, which I will need to fill in as I go along. Something happened this week that I didn’t expect. First of all I plotted everything out, which I knew I would finish, but in addition to this I wrote 4,400 words, which is only 600 shy of my weekly goal. It did not feel like I wrote this much, but when I checked the word count, voila! So it was an unexpectedly productive week in addition to the fact that I had multiple social engagements during the week and on the weekend. Maybe plotting gets me into warp writing mode?
Anyways, I hope everyone has a nice Halloween or is still having a nice Halloween. I know I loaded up on the chocolate and candy corn (homemade). With all I accomplished this week, maybe I will reward myself with a movie tonight…after I finish the last 600 words. If you’re looking for some good scary movies for Halloween, check out my Johnny-Depp-a-thon post from Friday.
So did you procrastinate at all this week or this weekend? If so, did it happen to be a chocolate-related or Halloween-related reason that got in the way?