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Final Word Count: August 22, 2011- not a lot but at least I got a journal entry done

So my characters are not behaving themselves. Am I going crazy? I feel like I am. I thought it would take longer for me to reach this point but apparently not. Is it due to the sheer amount of work I’m doing (or in some cases attempting to do) or is it the subject matter that’s driving me to drink? That’s right, yours truly, who’s not a drinker would love nothing more than to crawl into a dark room with a cold compress for her forehead and a pitcher of something alcoholic. Drama, drama, drama.

The characters are being so bad it warrants being said again- they are doing all sorts of naughty things. How am I expected to keep the story going and developing when the boy character who’s been hiding in the shadows all this time suddenly appears? I haven’t even figured out what his purpose is. And the girl characters? I think there’s a case of summer love. But this is a Western, dammit! I said there would be no mixing genres but they obviously have different ideas. Well, it’s not going to happen! I think it’s time for someone to die.

That’s the beauty of writing- when something gets difficult you can always kill off a character or do something that seems reasonable but would never happen in real life. I’m all for wild coincidences. Am I lazy? Perhaps but I don’t really care. Think of it as a plot twist that keeps you on your toes. It’s actually pretty fun.

Sadly, I don’t think I’m going to make the 50,000 word count this month seeing as I’m not at 30,000 words yet but I’m going to do my best. Each day I say that and each day it’s a little bit of a lie but I mean it now. I want to succeed and I want to do well so as my roommate’s mom says, I’m putting my big girl panties on and dealing with this delinquency. It’s only 9 more days. I want to finish the month with a story I’m proud of and at least sketched out. How frustrating would that be if I worked for a month on this and not know how it ends? Sheesh! There has to be at least one more gun fight too!

Until I get things going again, just call me Slacker San.

 

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