Slow starts are better than none at all

I had the bad luck of opening my work today with a scene with no dialogue. Dialogue is always my go-to way of getting into a difficult scene, so I plodded for most of the day writing one sentence at a time, separated by long bouts of listening to Neil Gaiman read Fragile Things. That’s nice and all, but does little to fix the 2k+ deficit I’m writing against at the moment.

But I’ve finally made it into a scene that should be easy to write the first time through. On the other hand, it’s the sort of scene that I have a hard time editing. But that’s a worry for another day. For now, I’m just going to keep charging on ahead.

And to assist me in that, I have a new writing toy! Over at Write or Die, Dr. Wicked has created a desktop version of his program. It is now possible for me to have a cranky program glow red with anger and make hideous noises whenever I stop typing, all without ever connecting to the internet. I’ve been hoping for just such an opportunity. No, really. I have found the site incredibly helpful in the past, but my problem was always my prohibitively slow connection speed. Now, problem solved. So, I’m off to torment myself a while longer.

Published by Joyce Sully

Joyce Sully believes in magic and dragons and ghosts, but is not convinced her next-door neighbors are real. So she writes stories. Really, what else could she do?