Thursday, January 27, 2011

Writing By Candlelight

I'll admit, tonight when I finally had time to write I wasn't looking forward to it. It felt like another thing to get checked off my day's To Do list.

So I decided to try something different. Taking candles from our fireplace, I locked myself in my dark bedroom and let the small flames transport me to my characters' world.

One stubborn flame kept flickering, nagging at me. Just like all the holes I'm seeing in my manuscript's plot as I'm writing the rough draft.

But the steady flames, from the other five candles, burned steady; pushing me to plow through this messy middle. And leave the holes for revision.

I think I'll write by candlelight more often.

Weekly Word Goal - 3500
Words Written So Far - 3072

1 comment:

  1. nicely written.

    I just ready your reply to my yesterday comment. Almost made me cry.