Archive for January, 2011

Plowing Ahead: Another Day’s Writing

Posted on January 15, 2011. Filed under: Life After Nano, Staying-With-It, writing | Tags: , , , , |

Seemed like breaking 30,000 words was “another day’s writing,” but a week has elapsed instead of a day.  But, the words did emerge.  The going is slow without an impending deadline, without the pressure that Nano provides.  But, progress….

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All Night Character Sketch Marathon

Posted on January 7, 2011. Filed under: Life After Nano, Staying-With-It, writing | Tags: , , , , , , |

Started writing character sketches (using Scrivener’s way to organize things), and stayed up all night doing them. Upped my word count to 28588, so 30K is now within another day’s writing. Seems like I might be getting things going again, a much needed restart, but now I have to sleep.

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Resolutions for 2011

Posted on January 7, 2011. Filed under: Life After Nano, Staying-With-It, writing | Tags: , , , , , , |

One of my top resolutions for 2011 is to finish this novel started as part of Nano 2010. I’m using Scrivener again, and I find that developing the focus to get the words out has been difficult. Nano’s November 30th deadline seems to make a big difference.  I need a new strategy, one that will serve the same purpose that the November 30th deadline did.

But, I did get out about 1500 more words tonight.  Maybe words flow like molasses in January.

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