What do you do when you’ve just spent a month doing Nano? Writing on average 1667 words a day? Where do you go from there? I can’t decide.
I know that contradicts what I said yesterday, that I’m going to get on with my writing course in December. That is my plan. But, I want to write fiction. Not real life stuff. Or maybe I just don’t want to do this damn assignment. Also though, I’d really like to get on with ‘Holiday’. During NovelPI I managed to write about 26k I think. Add that to the words I’d already written and I’ve probably done about 1/3. But it’s a bit of a mess. I’ve got different scenes as different documents and bits missing which would connect them all. I’ve got a feeling I haven’t even finished a scene! I think I’m going to find it hard to get back into. Saying that, I really didn’t want to put it down at the beginning of November to start on Italian Infatuation so maybe it won’t be that hard.
I should do the course. I just feel so stuck with this assignment. I need to write an article for a magazine. I think if I could just get a subject I’d be able to write it, it’s just finding the subject I’m finding hard. I’ve brainstormed it, got loads of ideas, but nothing that really screams ‘Write me’. I also need to do a review of the magazine I’m targeting the article to. I’ve already done that, but it was March or April’s edition so slightly out of date – I think I’ll do that again, it might give me some inspiration. Hopefully!!
For the last 2 months I’ve been concentrating on writing, not doing my usual daily blog read to see what other people are writing about. I’m so excited I don’t HAVE to do things that will take up my time, so I can go back to doing that. In fact, I can probably take up a few weeks of this month checking out what happened in November.
I tried to add my ‘Winner!’ banner for Nano to my page yesterday. ha ha, I had no hope. I used to think I was pretty good with computers, I’m really not! Luckily I have a boyfriend who’s a bit of a geek, and he’s kindly volunteered to help (although after calling him a geek, maybe he’ll withdraw the offer!).
I picked up Dan Brown’s ‘Digital Fortress’ to read this morning. I’ve read the other 3 ‘old’ books of his, and really enjoyed them, so am looking forward to reading it. I’ve read a lot of people saying recently that his actual writing is terrible, just his stories are good. During reading the last books, I didn’t notice it being bad, but then I didn’t used to notice much about style etc., I used to just read. I’m looking forward to reading this so I hope I won’t find what some people do in it!
I think that’s as much time as I can spend wobbling on for now!