Honestly, looking at my personality, I’m the type of person who dreams big but doesn’t act. So, of course, while I should be writing (since I have a new idea to build on an old one) I’m sitting here plugging out entries on my goals :)
I guess at least I’m writing in some context. Lately I’ve gotten really good at consistently blogging. I have 3 blogs, and one that I work on fairly regularly. So I guess I’m am getting some type of writing habit down. Now I just need to apply it to the novel.
Keep writing!! Whatever method you chose, write; it keeps your mind sharp and imagination growing!
so I haven’t been very good about working on my novel…as poor of quality as it may be. But I was thinking the other day that one of my favorite methods of writing is by picking up a brand new, never been used notebook and a number 2 pencil that has just the right hardness. Some #2 pencils don’t seem to write with as good of quality, they seem softer than a 2, but if you can find the right pencil it just flows onto the paper; much like finding the perfect pen to write with. Sometimes the media makes all the difference in writing.
It’s really a neat feeling to just sit down and write. Like I think I said before, I’ll probably lose interest, but right now it’s just fun. One thing I find myself doing is thinking about different directions I could go with my story, and then when I sit down it’s like the characters say “screw you…this is what I want to do”. I’ll have no idea what’s going to happen next sometimes until I put the words down. I’m such a perfectionist, so this is a new feeling to have writing come so easily all of a sudden…and to allow myself to do such a poor job qualitywise!
I have no plot line, I just started writing. I didn’t think, I just come up with names on the spot when needed, and let the characters dictate the direction of the story. It will probably end up being nothing, but who knows. Right now I kinda like this carefree writing style. 1000 words down…Let’s see how many I can do!
I got the NaNoWriMo book, written by one of the founders of NaNo. I wasn’t too impressed with the book, for the whole thing pretty much what I got out of it was…just sit down and write, don’t worry about what you write just write. I already knew that much…oh well, I’ll pick it up later for inspiration. This is a person who has written a few different books in a months time frame…not good books, but books none the less. That’s gotta be at least a little bit of inspiration there.
I really need a lot of writing practice. I think I’m really going to start just writing and trying first to just get thoughts out. Then I’m going to narrow it down to writing less rambling statements and “tighten it up” as a friend of mine always tells me. Does anyone know of a good book on writing prompts? The one I have is the Idea Book by Jack Heffron, it’s not too bad.
I just sat down with my book of prompts, startd with a prompt, then wrote my own little journal entry, then wrote a little bit of notes on my novel. It’s a start, and if I can keep it up I’ll get my novel written!
today that has several writing prompts. I liked it because they were functional and could be used for several different purposes. I was going to do some writing tonight, then remembered I had homework to do…speaking of…I better get to it so I have tomorrow to play with my writing!
Now I just gotta take the notes. it’ll be awhile before I have enough information to write this. My biggest problem is sitting down. I’ve got a good idea and I’ve got to run with it!