At the coffee shop again today. Was feeling a little stir crazy at home and this place is pretty much the only vaguely decent place to write at without traveling very far. Everywhere else is too busy, frown upon lingering patrons, lack tables & seating, and/or do not have accessible outlets.
My hopes for a productive writing day yesterday were dashed by the end. A piece, Snowflake, for Obiter & Oleander – Day 24’s NaPoWriMo post – and a piece for Cleanse were all that was written. Still not sure what Cleanse is. I know the primary themes and the ending for the story but nothing else. The main character doesn’t even have a name. I am 2,000 words into Cleanse. The pieces written for it are clearly at different points in time. Not sure how to form a plot and timeline around the themes and what has been written. Cleanse is pretty much the only novel in verse talking to me right now. It talks a lot yet says so very, very little. I’ll figure it out eventually. For now, Cleanse and I are just on a journey with no map.
I put what I have written so far into Camp NaNoWriMo’s Word Count Validator. It says that I have written considerably more than what Word is saying. I am okay with this although, in the past, there hasn’t been this much variance between the two numbers. Word says I have 16,030 and the Validator says I have 16,952.
Both poetry books are over 60% complete with their first drafts. While I would like to have them a bit further along at this point, I know they will be done soon enough and that they have come a long way since January.
A few patrons at the coffee shop keep staring at me. I suppose I need to try and refrain from grooving to the music I am listening to. It is difficult to not lose myself in the music and in the words I am typing. Dance typing – not the best idea in public places.
Two poems, this blog post, and some additional blog content later, I think I am about done with today’s writing. Not quite as much as I would like but far more than I was expecting. Four hours of sleep is not very encouraging to productivity of any kind.
Today’s final counts are:
1 poem for Kirsch & Kerosene
1 poem for Obiter & Oleander
0 pieces for novels in verse
Content for Blog Segments
Some Free Writing
858 total words
1 NaPoWriMo Post
1 Camp NaNoWriMo Post
Camp NaNo Word Count: 16,952/25,000