I read an article the other day about how a writer keeps herself motivated with a calendar and a highlighter. She writes down the word count every day, and when she writes enough, highlights the date with a color representing success.
I made a calendar today to try it out. I was busy all day, and spent a lot of time revising (you know that book III is just about ready and it needs to be polished to a high gloss just like the finish on a hot rod).
I got back home tonight and thought… I should really get some writing in so I can put a green smiley face on my calendar.
I picked through the un-written scenes until I found one I have really been itching to write. It says “Lorit learns about the dragons.” In my mind, it started as a dull boring conversation where someone tells him what happened, but once I got into it, I realized it was best told if Lorit *became* the dragon and experienced the information first hand.
Wow! What a cool scene. I spent the last hour *being the dragon*. It was so cool to draw on the memories of flight and try to portray what it would feel like to be the dragon. I pulled up a lot of old memories of flying out of the grass strip back on the farm and out of the air strip in Tennessee way back when.
It was the most fun I’ve had writing in a long time. Now I can go to bed happy.