So, today I probably wrote almost 3,000 words. As any writer knows, that's quite a bit (most pro writers I have heard of aim for about 1,100-1,500 a day). Granted my writing was spread across two different projects. But the production was there.
The first was the pulp-esque blog stories of Thomas Magni, Galactic Man of Adventure! I polished up the first entry a bit, wrote about half of the second entry, and set up the blog site. I want to add some graphical elements to the blog before I go public with it, though. So, stay tuned. My aim will be to do one story/vignette each week once I get it started. My wife has read what I have so far, and she likes it a lot. I'm kind of excited about this one!
The second project was for the anthology I am part of. I had originally settled on one particular story idea. But during some discussion on the Anthology's Facebook page, an off-handed, tongue-in-cheek comment sparked an idea that just grabbed me by the mental short hairs, and would not let go. In a fit of writing, I cranked out over 1,600 words on that one, in between work tasks. And the only reason I had to stop was because I had some end of the day stuff before going home. I am hoping to get back to it tonight, after Connor goes to bed. I had intended to write both stories, and submit them both for the editor to choose from. But the more I think about it, the more I like the idea behind this second one. The first story was intended as a segue way into a novel. I may leave it at that, and turn it into the first chapters sometime later.
The interesting thing about both of the projects I worked on today is that they are written in first person. I generally don't like first person perspective. Certain authors are good at it, and I usually don't mind reading it. But I have never enjoyed writing it before. Perhaps my creativity is growing and stretching. Perhaps it's because my revamp of my Orc RPG is in first person. Perhaps it's because I am currently reading Edgar Rice Burroughs' At the Earth's Core, which is in first person. Whatever the reason, I am enjoying this new development.
So, yes, I had a productive day. And hopefully, it's not over yet.