Sunday, November 4, 2012
Sunday Salon: I'm rebelling, sort of
I'm so happy daylight savings time has ended and have gained my hour back. I never did adjust when DST started so have been off kilter ever since time wise. You wouldn't think an hour makes much of a difference but it actually does. Among other things, it means an extra hour of writing and dinner will be on time for a change. *grin*
Nanowrimo - I've been in a state, just a state of angst, anxiety and depression since Thursday. Yep - a very weird mix. I really, really, really want to go to town writing Green Cross but to tell the truth, I just don't want to write crap. I have other wips started during nano that I just haven't been able to properly edit. Do I really want to add another one to the mix? No. So, while I still want to be involved in Nano, use the energy of Nano to write the story, I'm going into rebel mode and setting my sights a bit lower than 50k. If in the course of writing, I somehow reach 50,000, awesome. Otherwise I'm not going to kill myself writing crap that I don't have a clue what to do with at the end. Nano always helps me get back into the habit of writing every single day which is a plus.
I'm going to try a different route and edit as I go along. I know, totally not the nano way, but I've seen where the write like crazy, don't edit method has gotten me. I needed a bit of wisdom today and found it as usual through K.M. Weiland of Wordplay. Kathryn posted today about Your Must Have Checklist: From Idea to Publication and talked about editing as you go. It resonated with me because I just finished the F2K Creative Writing course and it involved writing 500 to 1500 word pieces which, of course, I edited and polished to make as perfect as possible. Because of that my internal editor really didn't want to go down into the basement.
Since Thursday I have been writing daily but only averaging two full pages written front and page which equates to 1000 words, give or take a few. I'll try to ramp it up a bit over the next few days. Going to take a tip from Jennifer from Procrastinating Writers / Inkybites and stay present in the now, take it day to day and now worry about tomorrow.
In the meantime, I'm having fun chatting with my characters, learning more about them, brainstorming and figuring out where we are going with this story.
If you are doing NaNoWriMo this year, are you writing like crazy or rebelling? And for my non writing friends, what are you reading this week?
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