Thursday, May 28, 2009

99% Hard Work, 1% Inspiration

Don't under-estimate that inspiration. It can move mountains.

As anyone following this blog knows, my word counter has been static for far too long. I hit a bit of a wall towards the end of the middle section. I'd written the end, but somehow the transition from (sagging) middle to Happy Ever After eluded me.

That's where the Hard Work bit comes in. With my husband out of town on business the last few nights I've sat in bed every evening with the laptop in my lap and forced myself to write. It was a slog. The words came very slowly. Then at about 11pm on Tuesday night the hard work paid off. It was like a veil lifting. Suddenly I could see clearly. I knew what I had to write. Inspiration had struck.

Alternatively, it might just be that I was already so exhausted at that point that my characters took over writing their story and did a much better job at telling their story than I was doing. Either way, I'm not complaining. Even though the changes meant I had to delete an entire scene, the word counter is finally moving again.


  1. Hey Romy,
    Good luck with the rest of the book.


  2. Definitely don't complain if the couter's moving in the right direction.

    Well done.


  3. Excellent going, Romy. It's hard slog sometimes isn't it? I often have problems with the middle. Tend to lose interest and can't be bothered. Good on you for working through it.

  4. Well done, Romy, it's all going in the right direction. I expect it is flowing well now you are able to write at home and your heart is happy :-)