LISTENING TO: Neil Young
I’m claiming another thousand words this morning, though honesty requires I state it’s probably a little shy. Damn you honesty!
Two primary movements remain to be told to complete the story. Still think the final draft will be done Friday, of course it helps that I’ll be off that day and able to focus more than my morning stint upon it.
I find first drafts fun because I can drift a bit and explore threads of ideas that come from wherever they come from. But I find second drafts are more enjoyable, and third drafts the most fun. I’m not sure why that is. I guess the second draft is when the characters become truly real to me (as a rule, anyway–the truth is that none of my stories ever feels the same as any other while in the creation stage, but I’m ignoring that truth or else I might start worrying about my own mental health). By the third draft I have stories pretty much where I think I want them.
At least that’s what I tell myself, anyway.
Regardless, I got about a thousand words today, and I’m happy with that.