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November 8, 2009

NaNoWriMo week 1

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 1:01 am

Let’s just say this is not how I planned to start this challenge.  I started feeling sick Halloween night and by morning had a sore throat.  I spent Sunday curled up, either vegging in front of the tv, or asleep.  I have managed to write a little every day for the rest of the week, but it’s not the output I had been hoping for.  At least I am writing every day.  I’m figuring out the characters and now some of where I’m going.  Which isn’t bad. 

One thing I’ve come to wonder, as I do this challenge, is how do people write completely on the computer?  I need hard copies to sort through and fidget with.  Of course I am writing on my netbook, which makes referring back a little harder but still.  I guess I’m just old school enough that I need to feel the paper.  I love making notes on the page.  I love when I remember my editing notes.  Now if I could just remember my shorthand.  I wish I had put 2 and 2 together and recognized how shorthand would have helped my writing.  Oh and just for the clarification, I do mean shorthand, Gregg Shorthand.  Not that speedwriting crap they were just introducing my senior year of high school. 

Where was I?  Don’t remember.  I’ve been pulled a little out of story because I wanted to try on some new music, but I don’t think it’s going to work.  It’s beautiful music and I thought because the band was Native American and my heroine is Native American that it might work.  Nope.  it was a thought.  Maybe if was something more traditional?  Yeah, like I need more music on this story’s playlist.  It’s already 4+ hours long.

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