Working with the Snowflake Method I am nearly at the end part where I have to do a scene list of the whole novel. I have never done that and feel that I need some more time than todays schedule offers.
Working with it for a while it still feels like a good thing but I am more a pantster by nature and keeping such a strict work schedule is hard. But maybe that is exactly what I need to get where I want to go as organisation is a bit of a flaw of mine.
Well in day job terms I have learned that good organisation makes life so much easier so why not do it in writing as well?
Coming back to “not getting into writing”: I have already written three blog entries for today + 2 pre written ones for NaNoWriMo. So why do I feel I can not get into writing? That is actually quite a lot and now I do the fourth for today.
I also have sorted a plot problem I was pondering about for a while. I have realised that I did not really get my characters into trouble and I never knew what kind of conflict they keep carrying with themselves. Having read my books lately with these points in mind I realised that this is one of the most important things to keep one reading (as if they do not keep telling me 😉 ).
But it is one thing to understand that on a logic level but another to put it into practise. So I consider myself as a trainee writer and just try out and try to silence that inner critic and just do it.
And maybe now I just allow myself some break to relax, read a bit and then get over with the day job!
- NaNoWriMo Prep: Write Something You Want to Read, with pep talk (12novels.com)
- Update on “me and the NaNoWriMo” 😉 (zaraawritingstory.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo Prep: Clear the Decks (12novels.com)
- Pros and Cons of NaNoWriMo, v2! (ishanamaya.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo Strategies: Get Work Done Early (chortleatmygirth.com)