In my head last night, I had a little argument with myself. I was working Wayfarer 11 and writing a scene. I had to pee but I didn’t want to interrupt the flow of writing. In my head, I’m saying, I have to pee. I have to write. I have to pee. I have to write.
Needless to say, I did eventually make it to the bathroom. When I realized I was having this inner debate (it was distracting from my writing) I made myself stop writing for the necessary break. This is how involved I get with my writing.
I spent the commute home talking to my eldest daughter, we discussed at length where I was with 11. I reiterated it was her fault I started the next Wayfarer novel as we were talking about different plot issues and scenes. It made my brain think about it and I woke up with these ideas, which led to me writing 3000 words.
By the time I was done last night, I had nearly 12000 words and am LOVING the start of this book. I don’t always say that and usually by the time I’m done, I don’t like the book. I was able to tie up several loose ends from previous plots. While those plots were finished, they weren’t tied up nicely. This way all the answers are out there and it made for an exciting start to this book.
The thing is I woke up this morning with more in my head so I’ll be working again tonight with writing (hopefully). Even though I didn’t get to bed until midnight, I actually slept really well until my 5:00 am alarm. This is an improvement from the night before. Five solid hours of sleep is better than eight hours of broken up sleep.