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Chapter One

I got a good start on Chapter One today with 3250 words.  I try to get about 5,000 words per chapter.  It was a boy meets girl scene, told from the hero’s point of view.  I want to add her reaction next.  I always add words when I edit, so that should put me pretty close to what I want to hit before moving to Chapter Two.

I don’t know why, but I’m feeling pressure to write that additional scene tonight.  Self-inflicted pressure, which is ridiculous.  I don’t have the scene fleshed out in my head yet, and things never turn out well when I try to wing it.  I also haven’t plotted out Chapter Two yet, so why the rush?  Writers are weird.  A part of me wants to hit that 5,000-word mark, but the other half wants them to be words I can keep.  If I know the scene in my head, I’ll write it much faster.

Stupid brain. See, it’s starting already.  Want to know a secret? The writing process drives writers crazy.

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