Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Time To Get Back To Writing

The weather has suddenly cooled--as if summer suddenly put the breaks on--and right on schedule I feel motivated to start writing again. I really am a seasonal writer, and fall is when inspiration always strikes.

I wrote earlier about my non-linear writing technique on this novel and how, at the time, it was really working for me. But now, after several months of neglect, I've completely lost my train of thought. Luckily, I haven't lost any enthusiasm for the story. Before I can start writing, I need to print out everything I've already written and get myself re-oriented in the novel. If only I could come up with a way to organize it as successfully as my homemade coupon organizer... Any tips for me?

I'm also considering attempting NANOWRIMO (again) this year--and taking another break from my novel to write something completely new. I imagine it would be similar in concept to wind sprints for a long-distance runner. The thing is, I haven't got the slightest idea what I'd write about. I was thinking that maybe I'd use a book of writing prompts I've got and use the prompts to guide me and just see what happens. On the other hand, the writing prompts wouldn't be a bad idea when it comes to fleshing out my novel, either.

So, I'm kind of at a crossroads right now, wanting to dabble in a little bit of everything. Hopefully, things will begin to solidify for me soon.

1 comment:

  1. i hestiantly say go for it re: nanowrimo. i definitely got a good burst out of it and something to work with for a later book, but it's a lot of garbage, too. by it, i mena what i wrote during nano.

    glad to hear that you (and sam?) are settling in to the new place enough to feel like writing again!

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