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Why I'm not doing NaNoWriMo - Helen's journal and online home
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
heleninwales
heleninwales
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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