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Last week I wanted to totally slay some epic wordcount on my current novella...and yet, nothing happened. Well, not exactly nothing. I did get 2700 words written, but it wasn't anywhere near what I wanted to accomplish.
Not because I didn't want to write, and not because I didn't have time to write.
It was because I needed to let the story percolate, marinate, and otherwise compost.
I needed some daydreaming time to watch snippets of the story roll through my head.
And it worked. I spent several days just working the story over in my mind, getting to know my characters and setting better. I needed to discover what secret my heroine was hiding from me. I sensed she had something going on behind the scenes, and she revealed to me, which will make putting her in a difficult position much easier. :) Poor girl.
How about you? Do you need to let your story brew for awhile before you write it? Or do you write it right from the get-go and discover things along the way?
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