Done the first….

…. of the Morsmart entries and I really enjoyed it. I have a broad idea how it should go but let my creativity and intuition lead me where to let it go. The characters are not yet fully alive in my mind but I give myself the freedom to let them grow with the blog. It is just all an experiment and just a fun thing. Won’t do it every day though. Am not Superwoman lol or Superwriter :-).

I have always had trouble with routines. From an early age on there were hardly any in my life so I am just not used to it. Leaves you in a kind of creative chaos stage. But with all I have taken on with writing I guess I need some routines to get on with things. Wonder how I can manage as I am working shifts which are different every week so there is no real routine to get going. Figured out that I could create myself a writing routine though that I can follow no matter at what time of the day I am writing. Like starting with 10 min free writing, 1 hour Zara and then the blogs because it is easier for me to do them so I do them last. You have to trick yourself sometimes I assume. Well let’s see how we get on, shall we :-)?

Getting back into Zara will be tough because I have not worked on it for at least a month. Shame it is like that but it is not that I have not been creative and that is what counts the most.

Aw nearly forgot. Was reading Kirsten Lamb’s blog yesterday and followed her invitation to the WANAtribe but unfortunately Ning does not really work with Google Chrome so I have trouble to get back onto it. Am really disappointed about that as I am thinking about leaving Facebook. I do not like their constant changes and the questions about privacy and data protection. But on the other hand I am in a really lovely photography group on Facebook and it got me back in touch with a few old friends so maybe I won’t do it after all. But I really liked that WANA thing. You should go and have a look and make up your own mind.

Well that’s it for today. Tomorrow is Sunday my blog free day. Have some reading to do as I am about 3 Books behind my Goodreads goal for 2012. Finished the Thomas Hardy poems which did not really inspire me. Had too much trouble with the old-fashioned English. Now am getting on with the Arthur Miller short stories which are really good and gripping. I really want to know how they go on even though the incredible good descriptions of people, places and atmosphere sometimes bore me a bit. How can it be incredible good then? I am aware that they really create atmosphere but they are a bit too long for my taste at times. I guess I am too much a Twitter-child even though born in the 70’s :-).

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I won this one

My shift went from 7 -4 today and I managed to write about 45 min afterwards. I guess I could have done more but I was reading Kirsten Lamb’s blog entry yesterday which is called “Stress less write more“. It is about what stops us from writing. She wrote that our weaknesses and our fears often stop us and it would help to either work on them or “outsource” them.

She disclosed that her problem is organisation and how important it is to be organised while writing. That made me think. I have learned a lot about organising when I was working as a department manager in a supermarket. I think I am not too bad with it I just need to do it really.

So today I made myself a plan what I need to do for the writing like a kind of work description for writing. Well, that is work in progress as it will change while I learn more about writing fiction as well as my life will change. But that seemed to be important as well as the writing itself.

I also had a look at what I have been writing so far and if it is in line with the scene list I have done. Guess what? It is not fully so my plan is to overwork them from tomorrow on. It seems to me that I need to have a look over the whole thing to see if it is still in line. I guess that is what you call revising :-).

I also read a bit more in “Writing fiction for Dummies” and this chapter is about writing a a great storyline. A story line they say is one sentence that compiles the whole of your novel. It helps you to tell important people what it is all about so they can decide if it is something for them or not. It also helps you to stay in control of what publishers ect write about your book as they do not need to make anything up. You’ve done the job already.  Well mine so far is:

Zara the runaway leader to be safes nations while searching for her mother.

Does not sound very exciting does it? I think I need to show more about the world I am creating eg some names of the world or nations to give an idea how the whole lot looks like. And I still have 12 words left that I can use as they say it should not be more than 25 words :-).

But all in all I am proud of myself and I think I have done quite a lot today. I guess I won that one!!!!