Christine posted her top ten reasons to love writing, and since I'm still off work sick and feeling utterly miserable, I really needed a nice upbeat post :)
I'm a bit too miserable to come up with ten (you know how it is when you're sick), but as I was pottering about the flat today I did have a very nice thought.
I've been reworking one section of my novel pretty much completely, from the bottom up. Great fun. It's working a lot better the new way (now with conflict!) but I'm not sure where it's going. I know that my premise has completely changed but I'm not sure how the ending will pan out.
I love this.
So as I was folding some clothes this morning, I thought 'Oops. I have no idea how that gets resolved. I know Character A finds out this, and Character B will have to react. But I don't know how. . . Goody!'
OK, I didn't actually say 'goody'. If you're a regular reader, you may have gathered by now that I'm not quite the type. I was very pleased though - my favourite parts of writing are knowing your characters and your situation well, but not so well that they can't surprise you, and then setting out to play with those elements and make stuff happen.
Tomorrow marks a point by which I really wanted this to be finished. It's not, and it's not even close. Luckily, I just found the fun again :)