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A heck of a productive day

I didn’t get any writing done on Star Trek: Forgotten History yesterday, and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do much today.  When I sat down to start writing, I felt sleepy and unfocused, since I’d had a big lunch (pizza!).  So it was very slow going at first, but I pushed through and got a major scene done.  That was more than enough to count as a good day’s work at this early point in the process when I have plenty of time.  But I was eager to get on with the next sequence that would take me to the end of the chapter — and kind of a significant transition point in the book.  So I sat down and started on it, knowing I had about three and a half hours until my TV show came on.  And aside from a short break in the middle, I ended up writing for most of that period.  And when I finished and did the word count, I discovered I’d written 5800 words today.  Which is an amazing tally, and more than a quarter of the total count so far, as well as getting me up to around a quarter of the total target length fo the book.  I guess it’s because I had a milestone I really wanted to get to — that’s the sort of thing that often prompts me to keep going until I get there — but it’s still a remarkable day’s work.  Heck, if I could do the same every day, I could finish the book in less than two weeks.

On top of that, I decided that I didn’t really need the next scene I had in mind, and could just fold the relevant points into this chapter.  So I’ve saved myself some work in addition to doing a great deal of work, and that pushes me even farther ahead.

Though in a sense, what I’ve just finished was the easy part.  But I’ve got plenty of time to work through the rest.  I can’t remember the last time I made such excellent progress so early in a novel.

And now I’m sleepy.  *yawn*

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