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OK... on to the question that everyone is dying to know the answer to:
How did the pace change work out?
To be honest, I think it is still early to tell.
So far though, this is what happened. I spent a significant portion of yesterday to write. When I finished a scene, I blogged/read blogs/tweeted.
I made sure that the goal was to finish the scene, not say 1000 words. This is to prevent myself from cutting myself off mid-flow. If my flow gets interrupted for a significant period of time (20 minutes or more) the story tends to show it.
I didn't reach the 5000 words I was trying for, as I had (yet again) contracted the flu. By 15:30, I was out.
By 15:30, I wrote 3921 words. That is not bad by any stretch of the imagination. I expect that I could have gotten to/past 5000 words if I had the energy for it.
On the other hand, I tend to spend too much time on my breaks. It could have to do with the fact that I had the concentration span of a goldfish. So I will probably play with setting alarms for my breaks.
I will give that a shot tomorrow. Tonight, I am planning to go curl up with a book.
How long do you think my breaks should be?