66,668 words. 202 pages, double-spaced, 12-inch font. 13 chapters. And this is the point where I don't think I can write this book in the tradition form of starting at the beginning and letting the book progress naturally. Maybe it's a form of writer's block. Maybe the point I'm at now is dull (though it's really not. It's pivotal to the story), or maybe I just have these feelings and need to get them out with another part of the story. I don't know.
I have the outline, though I've added to. And I'm probably going to end up cutting a lot out on this book in the end because it is ridiculously long already. Plus, add up reading through it twice for cut backs and continuity, beta readers and editors read-through, and yeah...a book needs to be thoroughly looked through.
With this in mind, does it matter if I write from start to finish, or should it be okay to skip around in the writing? Because let's face it, after today, with me wanting to write, but just not the scene I was at, I lost a lot of writing time while I sat back and forced myself to write something about this scene.
Any authors out there that don't write in progression? What do you think? Does it matter?
By the way, this picture I've included helped me start writing today. No lie. Started my inspirational playlist, steam cleaned the floors, along with running back and forth between cleaning toilets, laundry, and dishes, and then just stopped, sat down, and wrote my happy butt off. Not many pages, but hey, it's something. Plus, hubby was in a good mood that the house was clean and smelled really fresh.
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Author of Contemporary Romance and other Darker Writings to come.