Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Even the man in the moon disappears somewhere in the stratosphere

Writing has been particularly difficult the last few days. Not really sure why. It's Week Two, maybe? I dunno, I don't like blaming EVERYTHING on the poor dear.

Things I've been noticing about my writing:
  • my words get ENORMOUS and beautiful when I write longhand. It's hilarious! No one should have that many SAT-test words in their writing (examples: rhetoric, diatribe, self-deprecating). Sorry.
  • I've always heard Nano advice-givers say that it's a good idea to stop in the middle of a scene when you finish writing for the day, because then it's easy to get back in the flow the next day. I have been coming to realize that, for me, this is COMPLETELY UNTRUE. If I stop in the middle of the scene, even if I was writing full-tilt the day before, the next time I sit down to write, I just stare at it for many long minutes that I don't have to waste. It's much better to keep writing until I run out of steam, and then when I come back with fresh eyes it's easier. Usually.
In other writing news, I got a great idea for my next short story, due next Wednesday (short story, not short-short or whatever they're called). Yay! Will talk more about it if/when it works out.


Snazel said...

But, I LIKE good words! Write long-hand more often! :D :D :D

And in other news, I agree with the finish-by-any-means-necessary verdict. I just forget where I was going with things! Yeah. fun times.


Week three is soon! You can do it!

Bahnree said...

Haha actually right after I posted this, the next 1000 words I wrote went really fast! So that was jolly.

Merc said...

I hear you on the 'stopping in the middle of a scene' thing. I usually end up forgetting where I was going and it is Not Good. ;-(

So yeah, write until you can't any more, I like this method. O:)