I’ve been trying to do some kind of freewriting every day that connects to the universe in the novel. Sometimes it is directly related to the characters, sometimes it is a more peripheral relationship, sometimes it is directly related to the characters but won’t end up in the book. Today that freewrite gave me 4,168 words.
I am using the term “Freewrite” a little loosely in this context, but not completely incorrectly. I’m not going back and doing any editing once I start writing. I’ve had to stop a few times because I am doing it at work (mostly over lunch, for the record.) But the basic rules are applying: just write, let the words carry me, see where it goes.
Today is the first day in a while I’ve been able to really let the muses flow free and it feels good. Lately they’ve been stagnant and my freewriting feels like the root canal I really do need. But today it just happened. And it feels really good.
And … none of it will get used.