Saturday, April 30, 2016

I Actually Wrote More than Five Words (and they weren't terrible)

Remember when I posted this? And I was all excited because I broke an almost six-week streak of basically writing nothing at all? I was so sure I was back into writing and I wrote two days in a row, and even though what I wrote was terrible I was pleased.
Guess how much I've written since then?

If you say "nothing" you would be very uncharitable and very wrong.

...but if you said less than 2,000 words you would be all too correct.

So now I'm truly celebrating because I'm breaking a seventeen-week streak of writing basically nothing (yeah...). And what I wrote was actually decent. Hopefully the last post doesn't show that mentioning my success breaks the spell, because I would really, really like to keep going with this. I really love my characters and writing is fun when I'm in the midst of it and have time to do it.

Here's a snippet of what I wrote today:

The castle had been fired. From far off, the keep looked the same, but now they could see the plants surrounding it were gone, the stones were blackened, and the stable was a crumble of black wood. There was not a sound in the courtyard. Arthur hurried forward and kicked open what was left of the carved doors. Inside it was ruin. Where there had been wooden walls there was nothing. The ceiling had almost entirely fallen and in many places they could see straight up, up through the heights of the castle to the grey sky. There was not a single stick of furniture to be seen. The staircase was too damaged for them to investigate the other floors, but Arthur was sure the picture would have been the same.
Arthur looked back at his friends. Owain was white and panicked, Lucan angry. Pelleas looked sick. Gwennie came close to Arthur and slipped her hand into his, as she used to do when they were children and his parents were arguing or worrying over money. Arthur wanted to sink to the floor, or convince himself he was dreaming, but he knew he couldn’t. He tried to take a deep breath, but it caught in his throat.

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  1. Another King Arthur story?! Yay! I can never get enough of that legend! Great going on getting so much written and I hope to read more soon :D

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    1. Ha, didn't realize that, but yeah


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