Sunday, November 19, 2006

The Nano novel is coming along. I am nearing 35,000 words. This is really can't believe. I was behind, ahead, now I'm just caught up. In 11 days I will be at 50,000 words and will have done something I wasn't sure in the beginning I could do, write 50,000 words in a month. It's been a hit and miss thing, but I've really been enjoying it. Some days I write some good stuff, other days, I wonder what in the world is wrong with me. How did I ever think I could be a writer?
I can't believe another year is almost gone by. A year ago this time I never thought my daughter would be living in Kansas and my son would be on the doorstep of being a father. How quickly things change. I'm not complaining. It's just the changes are so sudden. Next year, there will be more changes. Life is strange, precarious. You never know where it's going to take you. Kind of like writing a book. You think you're going to go here, do this, but your characters say "no, I'm going this way." You've got to go with the flow.
Til Later~

Thursday, November 16, 2006

I've been working on my Nano Novel and contemplating several things. One thing, you've got to do when you do a nanonovel is turn off the inner editor. Much easier said than done. But why? Why does creativity seem to require such pooh, before works of art can be created? I was reading somewhere about how Michelangelo would take a piece of stone, look at it, examine it, walk around it for days, perhaps his chin resting in his hand, as he waited for the stone to speak to him and tell him what he wanted it to become. I wish I could find that reference for you because I was fascinated by the thought.
I thought about origami and how all those pieces of art start out as flat sheets. To take something from nothing and make it beautiful or bring it to life, that's what artists do. To be counted among them is my greatest dream. Is that yours?
Til Later~

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

It is a blustery day today. I am trying to get some stuff done. I am at the halfway point to my Nano Novel. It is very cool. I am feeling pretty good. Will feel even better when the housekeeper gets done. Yes, I have a housekeeper coming in to the place to help me.
I have learned through writing this nanonovel, so many things. Things that are definitely going to help me in the future. I am excited about the prospects of my writing once this month is over. I'm going to take off December and finish cleaning my house. Then come January 2, I'm going to start my novel. Email me and let me know what you're starting.
Til Later~

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Even though today is Saturday, I am at my computer. I have been doing the Nano writing month and I must admit I am quite surprised at my success. I was a little worried. Considering I'm not quite half-way there I am still worried, but am pleased at how far I've come, especially since I got behind three days.
For those who aren't familiar with the Nano Novel month, let me explain. Every November, writers commit to writing a 50,000 word novel in one month. I've heard of it being done, Allison, my friend did it last year, but holy moly, it takes me six months just to get a book outlined. I by no means thought I could write a 50,000 word novel in thirty days. Okay, so I'm not there yet, but I am up over 17,000 11 days. Not to shabby if you ask me. And so my book probably won't be a best seller, chances are this one won't ever get read by an agent, it's a book and I'm seeing it is possible.
I have been doing 2500 words a day to catch up because I've been so far behind. I just keep thinking if I can do 2500 words a day and they make sense, think how I am going to feel when I get back to 1000 words a day and I have time to actually think about what I've written.
To add it up, 1000 words a day for 20 days is 20,000 words. If I'm shooting for a 60,000 word novel, I can have that puppy written in three months. I could conceivably do two novels a year.
I'm been thinking and planning. Look out publishing world, here I come.
Til Tomorrow~

Friday, November 10, 2006

Getting back on a good schedule. Today, I have written 2500 words on a book, in my journal and now here. When I get finished with this, I'm going to work on an article for WD.
It's strange the many turns one's life can take. One minute you are going in one direction, then something happens to send you another way. I'm getting ready to make another change in my life. I've come to the point where I see I don't have to prove anything. If Itake all I have learned throughout my writing career so far and apply it, I can be exactly where I wanted to be when I started. I've taken so many little sidetrips, trying to do this and that, when in reality all I really should have been doing, all I wanted to do, was sit and write. That's where I'm headed. I've got a plan. Over the next year, there are going to be some big changes. I will get to where I want to be. I know I will.
Keep writing.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

My word. A month has passed and I am only now writing. I have been in and out of town, working on different projects. I know traveling is no excuse and I promise to get better with this blog. I had such great hopes when I had my website built. I was going to do big things, but somewhere life got in the way.
I am currently working on a project which should get me back in the swing of things. My kids are currently settled and I am trying to get into a routine before the holidays hit so I can persevere through them. When January 1 hits, I plan on, hopefully, setting my keyboard on fire.
I'll keep you posted.