where i had around 2500 words and realized i hated the voice of the story. i liked the story itself, but man was it starting to get tough to write. so in typical me fashion, instead of going back and fixing things, i just scrapped it all and started over last night. i’m sitting around 300 words now (everyone seems sick in this house and i didn’t have much time to actually sit and work) but i’m actually enjoying the story.
i’m not sure why i disliked the first draft so much, but after i got off to a hot start, it just stopped giving me any pleasure in writing. part of it was that i’m writing a much more visually descriptive story than i usually do. most of the time i like to give enough description to inform, without going overboard. one thing that drives me crazy is when an author over describes everything. it’s just a personal preference, but i don’t need you to describe the thread count of the bed sheets in a room the characters walk past, and never venture inside. because i’m writing in a sort of comic book style, i have to get in some more description than i’d like, but it feels like it needs to be there.
as for now, i’m going to take a night off of writing to do a little re-plotting – i swear it’s not because i have no ending in mind yet. we shall see how tomorrow goes with the writing. i’m pretty sure i can knock out a decent amount of story in a short time, because it’s just fun to write this sort of thing.
when you do it correctly.