Momentum: An Amazing Thing

I’ve been writing. Not like before when I said I was writing but it meant I might *try* to write something on my WIP a couple of times a week. I’m really writing. In the last week I’ve written over 50 new or revised pages which may not sound like much to some people but it’s quite a bit for me. I admit I cheat and am able to write at work. Ssssshhhhhhh….don’t tell.

But I even wrote at home this weekend which never happens. In an hour I had 6 new pages. In. An. Hour. Where did that come from? I’m finding I love the changes I’ve made to the story, I really like my characters and I’m enjoying myself. Who knew just making it fun would make it easier? Ok, I’m sure someone knew that but it’s wasn’t me.

So, I’m keeping this short because I want to get back to writing. My h/h are about to run into each other again, which is pretty much all they have done for the last 80 pages. LOL! These two are either going to take out restraining orders or give in and jump each other’s bones. I’m hoping they take the direction I have in mind or this book is going to be a real wallbanger. *g*

How about you? Have you ever been swept away by momentum? Have you been writing up a storm? Shopping like Ivana? Reading like a fiend? Or maybe you’re in a rut and need to get some momentum of your own going. Any suggestions on how to get things moving then make sure they stay that way are welcome. I say make it fun! What do you say?

8 thoughts on “Momentum: An Amazing Thing”

  1. Terrio, congrats on the momentum mojo! I pledged this year to write a little every day, which for the most part I’ve done…but I really feel better when I get hit by lightning and write 4000 words in one sitting. In June I wrote a 23,000 word novella in a week. My math is always shaky, but if I could do that for 4 weeks, I’d have a novel in a month, right? Hasn’t happened. Probably will never happen as long as I have to go to work every day (unlike you, I can’t be a stealth writer). I go thru some long muse-less dry spells, but I know eventually something will kick in.

  2. TiffinaC says:

    I love it when the muse is a going. There is no better feelings, feels like a weight lifting, yah know?

    I did 45K in five weeks. That is about 120 pages. Might not seem like a lot but I was sitting down every night for a couple hours and writing without stopping, to my hearts content. I’ve stopped for a bit, a week I’ve been off, but I’ll be back on the wagon, as soon as I can kick this cold that just doesn’t want to leave me alone.

    I totally get you maggie, though I think the most I have done in one sitting is probably 3-3.5K I tend to get up and wander/pace around the house between bouts of brilliance. I can’t be a stealth writer either, but boy do I wish I could be.

    And I just force myself to sit through bad days of writing, even if I’ve got nothing, or what seems like more of a joke, only a hundred words to the two hours I sat in front of the computer. But if you keep puttering away… the muse will strike sooner rather than later.

  3. MsHellion says:

    Our vacation seemed to run on momentum. We didn’t get to collapse until SUNDAY…. Does that count?

  4. terrio says:

    Maggie – I can’t imagine you having a muse-less dry spell. You always kick butt.

    Tiff – Humble as ever. Pacing between bouts of brilliance. No one else I know could say that with a straight face. Just you. It’s so cute. LOL!

    Hellion – by Sunday I was running SOLELY on momentum. I’d walked off, burned off, drank off or drove off everything else I had. LOL! When are we going to do that again?!

  5. Janga says:

    Terri, you are writing such great stuff too. Obviously your muse is smiling upon you.

    My problem right now is all the stuff going on in my head that I don’t have time to write because I have to write this other stuff that I am actually getting paid to write. So I am making notes in odd moments I can snatch here and there, and for the first time in my life writing in 15-20 minute snippets. CM gave me some simple but very effective advice about that.

  6. Quantumphase says:

    Conservation of momentum is a fundamental law of physics but only applies to elastic forces.

    To keep the momentum going you just have to make sure that no inelastic forces (like friction) interact with you.

    *very naughty grin*

  7. terrio says:

    Janga – the good thing is you’re being paid to be a writer. You can always say I’m a published writer and no one can take that from you.

    Q – Yeah, no friction of any kind going on around here. LOL! I should be on this roll for a while if it’s that easy.

  8. irisheyes says:

    Terri – Congrats on the momentum! The only time I usually get that feeling is when I’m cleaning. LOL

    Sometimes I’ll get up in the morning, start fiddling with a certain room, and before you know it the whole room is pulled apart and I’m cleaning every nook and cranny! Doesn’t happen very often, but when it does it’s nice!

    It’s a great feeling to look back over several hours or days worth of work and see what you’ve accomplished. I would imagine for a writer it has to be heaven.

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