This week has been quite full-on. Between vaccinations for the boys, and a visit to the emergency room with my 4-year-old (he fell over and cut his face quite badly), I’ve had a lot of excitement, action and trauma that’s been completely unrelated to writing. But that doesn’t mean that I haven’t had some writing successes as well.
Firstly, I seem to have beaten the minor writer’s block that I was feeling. I know, I know, writer’s block is all in your head. And I know I hadn’t mentioned it. I think I’ve just been so excited by my entire novel idea, and the non-outlining outlining that I’ve done, that I was finding it hard to get my head into the nuts and bolts of actually writing the damn thing. It’s like vomiting razor blades, I tell you.
But I have been writing again. And now I feel like I’m on a bit of a roll. So, onwards and upwards!
Speaking on onwards and upwards, I’ve also put together a basic synopsis of a 2nd and 3rd book in the series. Am I getting ahead of myself? Yes. But it’s given me a bit of an opportunity to do some meta-world-building that wasn’t necessarily relevant to my current book. And, again, I feel like I’m on a roll. I know the overall story arcs of some of the characters, and that gives me something to aim towards.
I also found myself quite enamoured with Kay Hudson’s ‘Writing a Novel One Hundred Words at a Time’. The basic premise is that you commit to writing a minimum of 100 words every day, for 100 days. If you miss a day, then you have to start again. Writing 100 words is nothing. It takes less than 10 minutes. So, in the spirit of my thoughts on time management yesterday, I have decided to start doing this. Ideally I’ll write more than the 100 words, but it’s a good way to make sure that I never use the “I didn’t have time” excuse.
Anyone interested in joining me?