10 Day Novel: Day 3

I had a tough time today getting the words onto paper. I still finished the two chapters for the day and wrote 5132 words, but they weren’t easy.

Part of the trouble was that I didn’t sleep well last night. Another part of the trouble was that I had to adjust my outline a bit to fit the story as it evolves. In the outline, I had two chapters of material spread across three chapters, so I had to figure out how to condense them. It’s much easier when I don’t have to think about overall structure while writing.

I fully expect the next two days to be the hardest of the ten. The reason is that I have four chapters where the outline just says “Travelling: Shit Happens”. If I fail to finish the book in ten days, it will be because of these next four chapters, I’m sure.