Sunday, November 15, 2009

Shut up and write!

It's the 15th, but I just don't feel like writing tonight. Too bad. No Doctor Who "Waters of Mars" for you until you hit 20K. I'm posting it here to keep myself to that. In fact, no watching/reading/listening to any new material (except the newspaper) until you hit 20K. No wasting time loading more music onto the laptop. If you want to listen to something, just stick in a damn CD. No posting on bboards. No more blog entries.

Shut up and write.


  1. I'm with you. I realized that I don't have a lot of passion for this story for two reasons: 1) I don't really know where it's going and 2) the idea in general really means a lot to me and I want to take the time to do it right. I actually thought about starting over with a new completely off-the-wall "fun" story but decided that would be a copout (to myself).

    What I decided it that the only way it will ever get written is if I am able to push through whatever I feel and just get the meat of it in text. All those great ideas that are in my head are hidden in the shadows behind a whole bunch of other mundane junk and I have to do some actual work go get that stuff our of the way.

    As usual, the more I write, the more I write. Once my brain-finger connection gets going some of the "good" stuff starts spilling out. Sure, it's not happening as fast as I'd like, but it'll never happen at all if I just wait for inspiration!

    We can do this - there's still lots of November left. 3-4 k per day this week will put us back on target. Are you with me?

  2. I'm with you! Of course we can do this! Starting over is no use. (I used to do that all the time, ending up with directories full of unfinished stories.) Start a new story after the current one is done... (Hell, I still have about 8 ideas from last year's NaNo prep that I mean to write some day.)

    Looking at your word count over this last damn, your fingers are smoking!

    Me, the "good stuff" spills out about as quickly as, uh, um, something very viscous, ok? Me no good at metaphor. The most I've ever managed in a day was 6000, and that was when I knew exactly what was happening in the story.

    Right...back to the novel...