A Novel Experiment: Sean Tries Fiction, Day 2

Today’s Word Count (actual/goal): 950/1000

Total Word Count So Far (after edits, etc.): 1868

Today’s writing was spaced out throughout the day—first words at around 9ish, last words at 7:30pm. I’d rather burn it out all at once, but there were things in the real world to be done, and that’s cool too. I damn near hit the count before my body started to give out energy-wise. You’ll also notice I cut the goal in half after running it by Amanda and her acting like 2000 was borderline stupid-slash-disgusting.

What I’m enjoying so far is building these layers of description into the narration, where I end up with complex, 4-8 clause sentences. This is fun, because I am a nerd, but it does slow the process down a bit. It’s also a connection to my poetic voice, from all the Ginsberg Whitman Beat Generation Buddhist Chant Mantra Litany study I’ve leaned into for the past decade. I guess it’s encouraging to be able to see the progression, the growth, especially when you’re worried you’re just wasting your goddamn time.

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