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Week 10: Sketches of Scenes (Current Word Count = 15202)

I almost missed my deadline this week due to procrastination on my part, but pushed through and got it done.

I procrastinate in my writing when I feel like it has to be perfect.

Even though I tell myself that it’s okay for it to be a rough first draft, I still have to actively work against my own internal push to be perfect.

I have to constantly remind myself that the most important thing is that I am doing the work every week and making it happen.

This week, I wrote about my parents’ first date; their wedding day; and I worked on a section of dialogue between my father and his childhood friend.

I know that there is still so much research to do.

When I feel overwhelmed by the unknown, however, I refuse to let it stop me.

I write down my questions, and keep going. I know that I can always go back and clarify, and ask for more details. There is no rush.

Instead of trying to write perfect scenes, I am piecing together the bones. My only goal right now is to focus on the skeleton of the manuscript.

Current Word Count = 15202

Word Count Goal for Sunday, July 26 = 2000 words

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