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On the Futon Pages: WWO #4

Posted by Ali on April 17, 2013 at 6:35 PM

This is the spot where I spent a significant portion of the evening last night. I hunkered down with my laptop, a soft blanket, and my dog and spent some quality time reaching my goal for the week. I even passed it, just a little.


Last week's goal: Spend two hours working on the dragon story.

Actually accomplished: 2.5 hours on the dragon story.


It's a modest accomplishment, but I'm super pleased that I hit it. Sometimes it's all about the baby steps. More than the time goal, I'm pleased that I figured out what I want the main conflict to be. I've been fiddling with a string of options and writing, deleting, re-writing, deleting some more... as I've tried them on. Nothing really seemed right, until I tried on one more idea and it stuck. Now my heroine is off to the king's castle to have a frank chat with him about the problem of all these knights who keep trying to kill the dragon. We'll see if the idea is still sticky next week, or if I've changed my mind again and gone off in some other direction.


Goal for this week: Two hours working on the dragon story.


What about you?

Categories: Writing Process, Bragging Rights, Writers

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