Writing

NaNoWriMo Problems

I use the word “problems” lightly. Like I do with most words.

First off, I can’t seem to write the novel I’m working on in a linear fashion. It’s a mess. Much like my whole life. I started in the midst of things, and now I’m telling some much needed backstory. I think my mind is just trying to piece together events or moments in a coherent yet jumbled manner. Good job brain.

Have I ever mentioned that I rarely outline? Outlining isn’t a skill I’ve acquired, much less mastered. So I don’t know what happens next. I don’t even have a concrete ending. I just sit down and write whatever comes to mind. Even if it doesn’t make sense. Especially when it doesn’t.

I love my characters. I just don’t know them as well as I’d like. Up until today I didn’t have a surname for my main character. I do now. Perhaps tomorrow I’ll find out what she does for a living. Because right now the only thing she’s doing is driving me insane.

These are nice problems to have. Don’t you think?

4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Problems

  1. My Dear, you are simply creative and right brained in your approach to writing. A professor once explained it to me this way: People who are left brained (like my mathematician husband) , who think sequentially and logically, use revolvers; they load six bullets, hold the gun at shoulder level, line up by line of sight with the bull’s eye and carefully squeeze the trigger without wobbling. Four or five bullets will hit the bullseye. A person who is right brained, thinks creatively, takes a sawed off shot gun, fills the barrel with birdshot, holds the gun up, closes hie eyes and jerks the trigger. Some of the birdshot, probably four or five pellets will hit the bull’s eye. You’ll get the same result. Just be patient with yourself, Dear.

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