Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Day 3

Day three and the word count right now is 6113, I'm still having some missteps along the way, but I feel confident that I am accomplishing my main goal with my rough draft which is to get the story told, the next draft will be about telling it better.

Some technical difficulties with doing a draft this way, hard to do chapter breaks, hard to make notes to yourself, though I will start using color so I can make sure I am remembering all the places where research will be needed, and where consistency is key.

Listening to the Sentence CD to help me remember some style points, and also reading from my literary bible, Barbara Kingslover, not to copy but to remind me of how beautiful and simple literature can be.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Day 1

I was up this morning at 5 am to start my Novel. I've been thinking about, planning, researching, making notes for about a year off and on and for the last 6 months very seriously. I was ready - or so I thought. It went well enough, but I'm already fighting the urge to go back and start over - that will never do! I've decided that the best thing to do is to act as if the beginning is already as perfect as I envision it to be. In other words write up to my potential. I can always fix any of that in the rewrite.

Overall it was a pretty good writing experience, 2017 words so far, I plan to write a bit tonight as well. I will try to get up at 5 am tomorrow too, trying to keep the momentum going as long as possible.