Today I wanted to keep on going with my writing after my requisite word count. I discovered that sometimes even doing 1,500 words is like breaking sticks. There were days in the past when I did much more, but in those days, I wasn’t doing this exercise – therefore, I wasn’t counting. I don't know if any of what I’m writing now is any good, but I'm letting myself go, creating characters so heinous that you can't help but laugh at them.
I am not being careful about anything I'm writing. I'm not trying to make it good -- I was going to write especially good, but I took out the modifier. Taking out the word really every time I'm tempted to use it seems (is) (is or seems – you be the judge) the best thing I can manage on a first draft without over-editing myself. By axing words like seems upfront, I am becoming more sure-footed as I go along.
This is fiction -- so why do I ever have to use the word seems? It either is or it isn't.
Be free to be bold.