Finally, I completed the longest chapter of Frigid Nights so far. It took a lot of time, most of that time spent staring at the screen thinking of what to write or how to write it. It’s easily one of the most important, if not the most important, chapter of the book. I’d say the hardest part, as usual, was actually taking the time to sit down and write. Who saw that coming?
What do you think of the name Frigid Nights? I’m debating changing it, which I’m sure I will, once I come up with a good one. I’m sure I’ll come across it at some point. I suck at titles.
My schedule just changed to the one I prefer again so I’ll be writing a lot more. I’ve already made headway on FN and finished that major chapter (the rough draft, at least). Now, I can move forward with it because there are always some chapters that writers spend way more time thinking about than they spend actually writing it. There’s a lot more thinking to this thing than I thought. Sometimes, your best writing is done far away from a keyboard when you’re just staring at something in the distance. You get the ideas you want to write and play them out in your head without ever punching a key, but once you sit down to write it, it doesn’t seem nearly like what you originally thought it was going to be and it either works or it doesn’t, but that’s pretty much how the process goes. A lot of thinking, a lot of writing, then a lot of thinking about how shitty your writing is and rewriting. A shitty day of writing leaves you feeling slightly off for the rest of the day until you write again but it’s still more fulfilling than not writing at all. I don’t feel like I’ve taken the most out of the day without it.