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Why I'm not doing NaNoWriMo
For the first time since... well, it's so long that I can't remember, but it's quite a few years, I wrote more than 500 words of first draft this morning. Perhaps I haven't entirely forgotten how to write. I had been starting to wonder. But what I've finally realised is that if I want to write, it has to be first thing in the morning or I never get a round tuit. Also, I've discovered that (counter-intuitively) I can write on my busy teaching days; it's the day after a busy day that I feel too tired to write. So having had that insight, I might be able to get into a productive rhythm of writing days and non-writing days.

Just as long as I haven't jinxed it by posting about it, that is!

And in case you were wondering, I've finally kick-started the writing by going right back to basics. A4 lined paper and a fountain pen. :)

Current Mood: productive productive

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ellarien From: ellarien Date: November 13th, 2015 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay, words! I'm glad you found something that works for you -- long may it continue to work.

My brain pretty much refuses to do fiction before about three in the afternoon. Unfortunately, writing late at night works a lot like socializing -- it leaves me too wound up to sleep for hours afterwards -- so I tend to spend November more sleep-deprived than usual.

heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: November 15th, 2015 11:58 am (UTC) (Link)
As I've decided that writing by hand is the current way forward, I need to find a comfortable place to write that isn't the kitchen table. First thing in the morning, I have the kitchen to myself, but once G gets up, I'm liable to be disturbed if I try to write there. I think the lap-tray in the sitting room might work and I'll try it later.
sartorias From: sartorias Date: November 13th, 2015 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
May you keep it going!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: November 15th, 2015 11:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope so!

As I've decided that writing by hand is the current way forward, I need to find a comfortable place to write that isn't the kitchen table. First thing in the morning, I have the kitchen to myself, but once G gets up, I'm liable to be disturbed if I try to write there. I think the lap-tray in the sitting room might work and I'll try it later.
sartorias From: sartorias Date: November 15th, 2015 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sounds like a good plan.
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