Well, I did it. Spent the day writing as I hoped I would.
First, a little bit of detail. I’m working on adapting a children’s book for the stage. I’ve been thinking about doing this since December of 2006 and am now, along with a collaborator, trying to get this into high gear. This is completely new territory for me, and I’m not exactly a natural.
So I designated today as a writing day, free of distractions (except for a break for lunch and dinner to watch the Obama Press Conference).
What I was hoping for was a brain dump. Slamming a huge chunk of words down on paper just to get a feel for the whole.
Not exactly what happened.
I ended being a lot more surgical. Obsessing on individual lines and words and getting stuck for hours on a single scene. I’m a little concerned that if I keep up this pace I’ll never finish.
But at the start of the day, this was 10 pages long. Now it’s 20. I learned a lot about the focus I need to work and the pace I would like to achieve.
It’s progress, and I’m looking forward to keeping it going.