I had to bully through to begin with, as I was running late but I couldn’t rely on getting my pages done at my desk. It’s an ironic juxtaposition that I work on my career whilst I’m at work but I also like to know that whatever else my day is like, my writing is done. There’s also a degree of unfiltered id in writing that early.
Routines are good if they work for you and today worked really well as I had to write quickly but it got done. I have moved things on, so it transitioned from action to dialogue, which was a little bit ‘on the nose’ but I wanted to get it on the page, as I’ve said, it’s about figuring things out but I also like to go in and cut it, parse and rephrase it so it’s good rather than a gateway drug for information that you should have shown the reader earlier.
Think of it like you’re a prosecuting attorney or barrister as we call it here. You make your case throughout and your summary is where you show that you’ve done your work and hammer home any last emotional or rhetorical points. Your jury is your reader and you want the best possible verdict.
(Ignore the maxim about a person defending themselves having a fool for a client, you’re beautiful and a genius)
So I might be excusing clumsy writing but if it’s still getting the work done, then you’re ahead of Pale Tubercular Genius who’s spent six weeks slaving over two sentences whilst you’ve got a book finished. You can fix the shit, but you can’t fix what isn’t there in the first place.
What are you still doing reading this, muppet, get the writing done.