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Another Sunday

Seriously, they keep coming around so quickly these days!

I’ve been so busy this last week. Tidying like crazy, organizing things, making sure everything is ready for this baby’s arrival. The writing was going well until Thursday when I stalled a little and this morning I was all set to write a post in which I had to say that I’d not finished the story. Again.

Then I saw Merrilee online and she was getting some writing done, and I thought to myself – if she can do it, so can I! So I opened my document and began to write. Now I can proudly report that I’ve finished this weeks story! I may not have napped, or done quite as much cleaning as I would have liked, but boy it feels good to have Matti safely out of the city.

The story came in at around 2700 words and involved two murders, one chase scene, a character perpetually on the run, and an unlikely looking savior.

It also led me naturally to the next story in this block – one dealing with the characters husband and whats happening to him at about the same time as Matti is trying to make her escape. I’m thinking it will involve a chase, a capture, interrogation/torture and the death of someone. Not sure who exactly, but someone. I knew Matti was making it out alive, I’m not sure about her man though. Hopefully I’ll know by this time next week ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m not entirely sure that I’m nailing this action thing, or whether I am keeping high tension up. I have a feeling that I am also failing on getting the emotional impact in. I can work on that more this week, though I think the only way to really know whether I’m hitting the mark is to let other people read it. Which I can’t do just yet. It’s always really hard for me to know in the hours after I’ve finished a story whether I hit my target, but by the time I get a chance to come back and review I’ll be able to get a clear assessment of that going on.

Looking forward to this coming weeks story, more so than I thought – the fun thing about writing action is that adrenaline I get as a result. Flushed cheeks seem to be the go for me, I can’t help but feel the heat and pressure impact on me as I write these scenes. Good fun!

Now I need to lie down though. And then get back to that pesky cleaning. For some reason I’m ready for baby now. Even though there are a heap of other things I wanted to get done before it arrived, I feel really ready. It’s good.

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2 thoughts on “Another Sunday”

  1. Maybe you could try giving the story a week’s rest and then read through it again with a highlighter marking the passages where you think you achieved the balance of action both physically and emotionally? Congrats on finish the story this week. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Um, in a week or so I fully expect to feel completely wrapped up in pre baby/baby stuff – besides, revision is meant to wait until after the workshop is over! Focusing on the stories to come for now ๐Ÿ™‚

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