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.

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Brain FREEZE, But Not in the Way You Think

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WRITING:

I’m in drafting overload for NaNoWriMo & Entangled Smackdown over at SavvyAuthors, on this sixth day.

I’m glad I got higher numbers in the first few days because today, as much as I wanted to get the words out, my brain kept freezing up. It’s like when the TV remote is stuck and the channels keep changing at random. All the scenes of the story flash in my brain faster than I can process and type. So much story is exhausting sometimes.

READING:

I suppose it’s a good idea to look at fresh words (and not written by me) to reboot my creative mojo. Good thing I have plenty to choose from my endless TBR list.

NETWORKING:

Go #Fire_Divas! My Entangled team is doing well. I’m also back checking in with #wipmadness. Everyone’s plugging away this November. 🙂

LEARNING:

K.M. Weiland‘s webinar Outlining Your Novel: Create a Roadmap to Storytelling Success is tomorrow. I actually think I’ll focus on a different story for this to give my synapses something else to fire up about. Maybe the ‘change of scenery’ will help with my visual overload.

How goes it in your writerly world?

What Does the Fox Say?

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WRITING:

Three days in and I’m enjoying NaNoWriMo & Entangled Smackdown over at SavvyAuthors, so far.

It feels good to finally get those scenes I’ve been running through my head onto the screen. I’m definitely continuing my non-linear approach to drafting but I’ll continue checking my outline to make sure I don’t go off on a tangent I can’t rescue myself from later. Plot holes can only be filled so much.

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