Ten Days Left of Camp

5bf19809441cb79f4049a3d12a3c473aEasier Said Than Done When Hitting a Blank Page

I may not reach my goal of 50,000 in a month after not writing for three days. I have only posted 30,000 plus words with ten days to go. But, I’m happy. Only another writer will understand the pleasure of creating 455 words after a day of writing and feel satisfied. Though still considered a first draft, the way I edit, it is something more than that. I read a tip on a writing blog yesterday that helped me get unstuck! The tip suggested writing as if no one would ever read what you’d written…It helped me get past the essential question…Stepheny, where are you going with all this?

It was the same question I asked myself when writing Greening of a Heart. This time I have more faith that I will find my way to the last page-The End.

Here are a few lines of today’s work on working tittle/Stardust. I wonder if you relate to Katherine’s thoughts.

Part of this need to write again came from Katherine amazement that she’d rapidly reached the age when the words from September, were apropos. ‘Oh, the days dwindle down, to a precious few, September, December.’ Katherine hoped to postpone the moment when a small tear in the fabric of her days would occur and she would slip into the great Amen. She wasn’t afraid of death, not as long as she could simply slip away, but she’d been thinking once again about how little she had accomplished that merited remembrance?

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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2 Responses to Ten Days Left of Camp

  1. If you’re happy with your output that’s all that really matters; glad you found a tip to help you get back on track.

  2. Thanks Lynne. About the same word count today (Tuesday) but may have been the best work yet. Instead of Bird by Bird, it is Bit by Bit.

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