Music… 2pac Who do you Believe in? InstrumentalMonday. I got back to work shortly after midnight. I looked at a previous chapter and made changes in order to help the flow of the writing. I’m at the point where I have to start making sure all of the ideas connect. This is part of my process I have to follow when I skip around instead of writing in chronological order. I guess this serves as a way to revise what I’ve previously written to make it better. It’s working.
After getting some rest, I started writing ideas for t-shirts in the drawing pad. I’m still thinking of ways to gather more attention for Wrinkles without walking around looking like a human billboard. T-shirts seem to be more subtle and they spark up curiosity and questions from strangers.After a few t-shirt ideas, I started creating an updated list of what needs to be written about before I’m finished. This next week will be very crucial. Once I completed the updated list, I realized that I had set myself up to have to eliminate a day of activity in the book. It seemed like having two full days to send Wrinkles through would be one too many. I had to go back and make a few small adjustments to eliminate the day, but it only took a few minutes to find the parts that would need to be changed.
Next, I continued sprinkling in hurdles for Wrinkles and the crew to get over before the end of the book. I managed to draw from my own experience in order to help Wrinkles through a certain situation. The keys were clicking and things were going right.
I started looking at the list of items again, but my fingers weren’t really ready to move that fast again. Instead of forcing it I decided to go back to my old style of writing. Before I took the break, I had been writing about Wrinkles using a pen. My own hand seemed to be calling to use one as well. So, I went and found my sword and a notebook that I used during the Writing Project.
As a writer, there is nothing like getting out the sword and scratching out the words in a more surgical style. Each letter is shaped and honored in its own way. The slice of each stroke seems final until I cross out what I wrote and try again. Sure it takes longer, but I can slow down my mind and really work through this type of process.
Next, I typed up what I wrote with the sword and made some instant revisions. The typing process helped me get some momentum and I was able to keep going well beyond what I had written with my pen.
At this point, I have about 4.5 issues to address and then I can make sure the little things are tied in to complete the book. I have 99 written pages and I feel really good about finishing a quality book before my self-imposed deadline. This should be interesting.
Thanks for reading.