It has been nearly a week since my last post, so I think I’m definitely overdue for a post.
It has been kind of weird not posting everyday, but because I’m doing a daily free write through 750words.com, I almost feel like I am blogging everyday. When I take a nap in the middle of the day (part of NaNo recovery), I wake up and think, Oh no! What time is it?! But luckily so far, I’ve always managed to drag myself to the computer with at least 30 minutes to spare and get the words out. And since I’m a pretty fast typer (I seem to be averaging around 80wpm), it means I only need about 9 minutes to get in all 750 words that are the goal on the site.
While I haven’t necessarily been doing the kind of writing I want to lately, I’m at least forcing myself into writing everyday, which is what I really want. I want to create a habit and stick with it, even if what I’m writing is just a bunch of random thoughts that are occurring to me as I go along. But, once I start thinking that I really have a habit established, then I might try and focus my free writes a little more through the use of word prompts. The idea being that I get a random word and then type whatever comes to mind when I think about it. This kind of writing, will hopefully, produce more story like elements that I can reuse elsewhere. It’s actually how I used to warm-up for NaNo during October, especially if I wasn’t really sure what I was going to write about yet.
That all aside, I will report that I spent five, yes five, hours editing my werewolf novel yesterday. That put me about two-fifths of the way through what I have in the original document. And I’ve been transferring it into Liquid Story Binder as I go through each section and break. That way I can have each scene in a separate file so that later I can go back and more easily rearrange things because I have everything more broken down now. And I have to say that the more I work with Liquid Story Binder the more and more I’m liking it. I’m really glad that I decided to spend the money on it. And, if you’re interested, it is currently still 50% off for a grand total of $22.98! Not bad, right? Go check it out here!