As I'm working on the Nocturne online read, I'm again reminded how hard it is to write a complete story in just 10,000 words or 50 pages. I haven't written one since I did a couple of Nocturne Bites back in 2008 and 2009. While I do enjoy the short (6 page) chapters, I am again reminded of all the extra (and unnecessary) words I tend to use when I write. Cut, cut, cut. Ruthless. And Painful.
I'm just about finished Chapter 3 and moving on to 4. I can't Fast Draft this because I have to write very tight and sparingly. So my internal editor is having a field day and I'm questioning every word choice, every scene. Not good. But I should finish the first draft before the end of the week, despite a dentist appt today and a mammogram on Wednesday.
Oddly enough, since I became a full time writer, I completely resent external errands and appointments. I used to relish them, because they got me out of the day job office and I got a break from customers and employees. Now, they only interfere with my writing.
Speaking of which... Wish me luck.
Here's a picture of my writing space.