Come On, Baby, Light My Fire

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WRITING:

And now we’re diving into Week Two of NaNoWriMo & Entangled Smackdown over at SavvyAuthors.

As of last night, I’m about 45% of the way through the draft, though not without some changes to the game plan. I have a boatload of notes on stuff I want to change while I keep writing forward. I’ve done my best not to go back and edit as I draft. I don’t want to taint the established word counts and I know it will also leave me piddling around when I should be producing more story.

It’s nice to get the words out with more ease again. There were a few days last week when the digits (phalangeal, not word count) wouldn’t budge or when they did, they were uncooperative. That sensation is gone and I’m chugging ahead.

READING:

That said, I did read over my previous day’s work if only to get my bearings as I continued with a scene. I should at least try to be consistent, no? 🙂 Also, it gave me a chance to explore other directions in which to take my scenes and I found myself happily surprised at the results.

NETWORKING:

My #Fire_Divas team is working hard despite the disappearance of a few of the members. I’m also encouraged by the online community via the blog or other social media showing their support for all things NaNo and creative. Thanks, everyone! Fueling up the writerly engine and ready to go.

LEARNING:

The languages are going well. I’m without Bilbo this weekend, but edification is limitless. For example, I’ve become one with my mirrored closet doors and the brainstorming has helped give that extra push to my writing.

It’s like a scene from CastleThe difference here is instead of me analyzing a murder board to solve a crime, I’m creating murders* and trying to find links and fluidity in my plot line.

And how are you this week?

*fictional murders, people. I am a writer. 😉

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8 thoughts on “Come On, Baby, Light My Fire

  1. “There are two kinds of people who sit around thinking about how to ill people: psychopaths and mystery writers.” I’ve been watching the reruns on TNT….

    What languages are you learning?

  2. Congrats on the progress you’re making. I did the Entangled Smackdown last year. This year I’m doing the Bootcamp with my same team from last year. They’re great and we’re doing quite well so far!

  3. You hit on something I’ve been noticing with NaNos for a few years now. I always want to change things later, Tonette, but even when I just let myself go, the results are usually pretty pleasant. I still want to change things, but barring some technical fluff, the story the head comes up with is often not as bad as we fear.

    But here’s to rewrites! Oh, and yes, virtual murder… Definitely the virtual murder.

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