I got off to a great start on day one, but since then I have struggled. I thought that I would just be able to write this novel from beginning to end with no real difficulty. HA! So far, I have written six scenes out of sequence and today I finally got around to a full description of Lucy. I had already described her face on day one in the second paragraph, but today I started to describe her physique. He body doesn’t match her face! The dilemma I faced was whether to leave it, or rewrite either her face or her physique. Since I’m rather fond of her face, I decided to leave it the way it is. After all, I’ve been seeing her face for almost a month in my mind. And since I’m about 1800 words behind in my word count, I really don’t have time for a rewrite of any sort. I spent too much time rewriting scenes that I didn’t like, and editing as I wrote. I MUST stop rewriting and editing! I have to keep in mind that this is a very rough first draft of the novel and is not intended for readers or publication. So, I have decided to start highlighting areas that I want to revisit after the draft is finished. I will come back to Lucy’s mismatched head and body later. For now, I’ve got to catch up on my word count and get the story moving along. Tomorrow I will start writing Lucy’s first letter. I am hoping that it will help me figure out the sequence of her other letters and memories.
In the mean time, it’s time to go find food. I forgot to eat today and it’s nearly 3pm. My brain has refused to function. I think that I need to set a timer to remind me to eat. The past five days have been rough and I keep forgetting to eat!