Not a great start to the morning. I thought, I was doing good as I rolled out of bed around 6 but didn’t last long writing. I kept falling asleep at the keyboard. I ended up going back to bed, and not getting up until like 10. Not so good for the word count. In theory, I could have had close to 5K words done by then. I’m starting to wonder, if this MRC format is slowing me down too much. I did a bunch of them yesterday for the next scene, but they really seem to be a bit too structured for me. I wonder, if I should just go back to making a few point form notes, and going from there. It might be a better approach. Then, just write as you will. Like I did before for the first 25K week. Man, I need to get back to doing that. Then, I could really get cranking out some books. Maybe just outlining to the scene level is enough with a few notes to get me started with each one. Not sure. Worth a try though. Gonna have to get a better routine worked out. Perhaps, I can think about the MRC style of writing as I’m going along, and that may work out better. Or, maybe, I just need to get used to writing these MRCs. They do make sense, and I’m sure they would add plenty of structure to the story, but maybe I just need to practice more with them. They could be boxing me in too much. I’m not writing anything like the way I write these journals when I just pound out whatever comes into my head. I need to get closer to that with the novel writing I think. Too much structure … perhaps. Today is Saturday, and the rest of the family is coming up to the boat today. Gotta get a few words in, before they arrive, but it’s looking doubtful. Certainly not going to make my 5K at this rate. I really need to crank the stuff out … gotta get back into a better rhythm. Just a few point form notes are the way to go. Work on that will you. Don’t let the structure kill the creativity. Or get better at letting the structure stimulate the creativity. That maybe the trick. I do need more words on the page. I’m sure I could at least get a thousand in today, if I focus on it for a bit. Gotta do it. So, the family is coming up in a few days, and that will be exciting this week for sure. Mom seems to have a new guy in her life and that’s got her all worked up. She wants to bring his 94 year old mom to the boat next week. Not sure, how that will go, but it should be intersting. I’m sure Karen will have a few things to say about that. Man, I need to get writing my novel at the speed that I can write these morning pages. Think, about how things work out in a movie or tv series, and play it in your head while your writing. That’s what you need to do. Don’t get too hung up on the structure and just write. Geez, I do need to get these cusions on the boat dry cleaned. They stink something awful. And, I would like to see, if I can get the dinghy working for next week. That would be sort of cool, if I can sort that out. Take the dingy pump home and give it a go. Why not? I’m sure that Una and Tristan would have fun riding around in the dinghy with us between the cottage colony and the boat. It would be sort of fun. I may, even may able to hang up the dinghy out of the water using the new halyards on the boat perhaps. Will have to give that a go. Ahh, so much to do, and so much energy required. I was just so spent this morning, there was no way I could get the story out that I needed to. Not like now, I’m just flying through these words. Just write, make up shit. Your brain works faster than your hands, so there’s no reason why you should ever have to stop typing while your writing. I think, that that damn inner critic really likes it when I try to structure things. It just gives him another bone to chew on. Write WRITE WRITE!!!

TIGERBLOOD: not much DAILYMOOD: ok LOCATION: boat WORDSWRITTEN: 3500 PUSHUPS: none TODO: write TV: none BOOK: none GAME: none EXERCISE: 2 short walks on beach WEIGHT: 170 BREAKFAST: bacon & eggs LUNCH: none DINNER: beef, avacado, carrots, peppers SNACKS: orange, almonds, apple, 2 naked bars, 2 lara bars ALCOHOL: none BEDTIME: 12:00 AWAKE: 6 and 10

 

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