Book written… now what?

Its been a while. Months to be precise. Wanna know whats been happening? Well, in Dec… I wrote my first full length fictional document (I’m hesitating calling it a novel)… but yeah, I did it! I used the nanowrimo technique of 1667 words a day for 30 days straight until completion. And it worked. I’m stoked, other people are stoked …

the plateau

The urge to write is fading. I knew it would. I’m glad it has. I can now assess my normal motivation level without the presence of excitment and ‘newness’. I feared I would start writing whilst highly motivated and continue for weeks until I’d peaked and then dropped out through lack of inspiration etc. Now I’m at this ‘plateau’ level… I can start …

the write motivation?

motivation to write, comes and goes. Why do we attempt to write when we’re in the moment and focused and motivated? Surely that’s the easy bit? Wouldn’t it be better to try and train ourselves to write, when we’re unmotivated? I know that with motivation I can do so much. But when it dies on me, I’m screwed. I never …

character profiles

Looks like a good idea for figuring out characters: http://www.epiguide.com/ep101/writing/charchart.html .

mental preparation

I’ve decided to go for the whole novel in a month thing, starting at xmas and ploughing through january. I know it’ll be hard and I know it’ll be rubbish, but it’ll be my first draft, done and dusted and ready for a rewrite. I hope I can keep up the pace. I need to create a new writing spot in …

No plot, no problem

well I’m still writing. That’s a pleasant surprise. Cause I thought I’d have given up by now. I’m not writing one thing however, but everything, and I’m still enjoying sitting in cafés on saturdays and the odd weekdays with a biro and paper. I would like to say I’m writing consistently, but I’m not. I’d been writing one story for …

Apparently… I’m writing.

It appears that I’m writing writing what, I don’t know yet, cause I don’t even like reading. But I’ve found myself over the course of the last few months, to be writing. And… much to my surprise, I’m writing a crime story. I don’t like crime stories, I have no interest in crime and have no experience in it either. I …