I told myself and my writers group that I would have it done by the end of the week. Friday at midnight, to be exact.
Friday night came and, you know what? I finished. With 30 minutes to spare.
I took the weekend off writing to relax and do somethings around home that I had neglected throughout last week. Today I returned to the story, waking up at 5AM to write for 1 hour before getting ready for work. Following my outline, I was able to write almost 600 words in that 1 hour.
I kept thinking about the story throughout the day, too. I wrote a on scratch paper at work because I couldn’t stop the story from coming out. I haven’t written since coming home tonight as I need to work on other things than the story, but when I left work I had around 1,000 words.
Not too shabby for Day 1 of writing from a complete outline. I’ve gone off my outline at the moment, but that’s what happens. Outlines are there to be like rails on a bowling lane; your story might veer from side to side, but it will hit the rail instead of going into the gutter and roll back on course.
Now, let’s see what Day 2 brings!