a compendium of musings and rants from Alison Beightol, who is old enough to know better.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
almost a week down for nanowrimo
well, the first week of nanowrimo is almost on the books.hahahaha. okay. I actually have been doing quite well. I need to add like another thousand words by tomorrow to stay on schedule. let me just tell you this is harder than training for the triathlon. when training for a triathlon, people can see that you are doing something. you are biking or jogging or swimming or complaining about those three but still you are doing something for people to see. writing sometimes doesn't get the same respect of tri training either. when I am writing, it looks like I am just chillin. I am usually relaxing with my netbook in my lap with either music or a movie on in the background. so on superficial inspection, I'm goofing off. HA! if only. to the doubting general population, I AM hard at work. My brain is spinning with plot details, grammar, dialog, intrigues and frickin deep pov. it ain't easy despite its chillaxed appearance. I get tons of interruptions, another thing I don't get while training, and that makes keeping my thoughts flowing smoothly almost impossible. I have pads of paper to write down "creative flows" when I'm interrupted because I had a rather dramatic tirade the last time someone obstructed my writing progress.
like I said, I need another k of words by tomorrow evening. I know I'll get it done. even if it does look like I'm just goofing off.
ps. love that pic of Sam Neill in The Hunt For Red October. that's what I'm watching right now.