Having an excellent writing day. Totally in 'the zone'. Wrote ten pages with relative ease. I was motivated. Inspired. Okay. It took me all day and it involved the secondary romance and sub-plot, but hey, it was fun. Not funny per se, although, yeah, some of the dialogue made me smile. Dialogue. Lots of dialogue in this chapter. My strength. And you know what? When I hit a point I needed to research, I used a question mark and highlighted it. I rarely do that. Usually need to know then and there. But not today. Today it's all about getting the story down. Go, go, go equaled progress and a feeling of accomplishment.
Now I have to go back and write a scene I skipped. Didn't know I'd skipped a scene until I emailed Cyndi the previous chapter for her thoughts and she commented on what she thought might follow. Which was something that had crossed my mind but I ignored because I was inspired to write the 'fun' chapter. I'm glad I skipped ahead, again, something I rarely do, because I'm revved by what I accomplished today. It's a keeper. And now I can attack the more emotional, deeper scene, the one that I skipped, knowing even if I only find my way through a paragraph or two, I completed ten other pages!
So off I go to attempt that skipped scene. Cyndi and I brainstormed and I feel very good about the result. Now if I can translate it into story form....
Question for the writers out there. Do you ever write out of sequence?