Today’s been great for my writing so far. I woke up at 5am (later then I wanted, but hey! I got up) and managed to get in on my book almost immediately. I have managed to go through 10 chapters so far and have a couple hours left before Andrew gets home.
That may seem a lot, but it is my sixth edit and so I think it moves a bit faster. However I have hit a nitty, gritty section where my one character is being moved from his current position to a new one. It is based on feedback, but I think it will add another layer to the story since he will be going through a unique set up challenges.
Spotify is my best friend when it comes to doing this and keeps me focused. I play it on my cellphone on a fairly low volume and even my favourite songs don’t distract me as much! I’m loving making progress with the aid. (I recently read classical music is great for this purpose and might be more useful, but I haven’t tried yet).
As it stands I am hoping to finish this round of work on my book by Sunday (we’ll see since there is some house stuff I want to tackle, too). I will go through it probably another time or two to polish, spit, and shine the newer chapter editions. It will also help me catch any fact issues or inconsistencies I may have created. Fingers crossed that is not the case though!
Anyways, I better get back to it while my need to work still needs itching! Fight for your dreams and your sanity, my friends!
Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.
~ Alain de Botton
P.S. some of my favourite songs to have playing while I put the hours into my book:
Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran
Human by Rag’n’Bone Man
No Roots by Alice Merton
Reminding Me by Shawn Hook, Vanessa Hudgens
No Vacancy by One Republic
Wolves by Selena Gomez and Marshmello
Your Song by Rita Ora
That’s What You Get by Paramore
Llama In My Living Room by AronChupa, Little Sis Nora (It is about what it say!)
Tell Me You Love Me by Demi Lovato
Take Me To Church by Hozier (I always have to sing this one! Love the phrasing!)