Postscripts: On the Stubbornness of Narratives

This is a Rather Stubborn Book, Gentle Reader.

I am not ever really frustrated with first drafts, because I know that they will be rewritten, and rewritten heavily, upon completion.  However, this draft has a bit more… oomph to it (for lack of a better word) than previous drafts.  It has more of a weight, because the first draft needs to be more than halfway decent for submission purposes.  That means that I am going over and over each chapter as I write it, and it is messing severely with my writing style.

That being said, something broke inside of me yesterday and I churned out two chapters in quick succession.  Now, I feel like I’m getting back into my groove, my writing rituals and schedules–I am ever a woman what needs her schedule!–as the semester is over and mornings are mostly mine once more.  The pups wake me up at 5:30 a.m., I feed them and let them outside and play while I make coffee.  Then around 6:30 or 7:00, Moxie Rocket goes back in her crate and I get to writing.  That means that by 8:34 a.m. (today), I have written, done some laundry, and am about to let Miss Mox and Harley Quinn play again while I clean a bit.  Schedule!  Beautiful, gorgeous schedule!

What are your writing schedules, Friends?  Are you a morning or evening writer?

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