Friday, March 6, 2009

Strangely Enough...

Between blogging, dinking around on Goodreads, and numbing my mental faculties on facebook, I've developed a terrible computer habit.

It began sucking up all of my writing time. That was until about three weeks ago, when I pared way back on blogging, and limited myself to checking facebook and goodreads early in the morning and late at night, along with my e-mail.

Now that I've guarded my writing time a little better, draft two is stewing. I'm still not moving ahead with a word count though. Grrr. Instead, I'm sort of hung up on character sketches and a few issues of plot and pacing. New, helpful solutions to the latest troubles are popping out all the time, so I'm not getting frustrated. I am, however, beginning to face the fact that draft two will not pour forth organically in a rush of intuition.

I will have to make it happen through a force of will. Go after it with a club so to speak.

I now have built a little fortress of good intentions around my "writing time," and the research, characer, and plot updates necessary to bridge me from draft 1 to draft 2 are all pretty much done.

Nothing more to do than set a daily word count, Nano style, and plunge ahead with the newer better version of my story.

That said, I'm now on a mission to reach 1,000 words a day (doesn't sound like much, but unlike Nano, I want these to be fairly carefully chosen words).


jchart said...

good luck! I'm trying to get up to 1,000 words a day too, constant struggle at the moment! lol

Anna said...

I'm trying to cut back on faffing about on the internet time too... no facebook for me, but other things can suck the life right outta me... :)))

those 1,000 words, carefully chosen, can be so fulfilling... keep rolling!


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