November 30, 2011

I have written another novel!  Once again, the experience was amazing.  Writing with other people, having a crazy deadline and no lofty goals when I complete was just what I needed.  I came up with weird plot twists and strange characters doing unexpected things, because I let go.  When I try to control everything in my writing, I end up with tight, bland stories in a white room.  I need to do this more than once a year.  In some aspects that is.  I need to connect with fellow writers, I need to set crazy goals for myself, I need to let go of my inner critic and just run with it.

That being said, I sent myself an auto-reminder message for next November saying “don’t do it.”  Yes it is fun, but I need to find other ways to channel my creativity and drive.  I need to spread out my productivity over the year.  I need to write every day, not save it for one month in the year.  I will continue to support everyone participating, but set a different goal for myself.  Now, to catch up on a month’s worth of lost sleep!

 

2 thoughts on “Winner!”

  1. well done, but i like your new goal more! tell me how it’s going! are you writing daily? what are the new goals? what are the new deadlines? have you found other writers to bond with? gone to write ins? set deadlines? found a support group on line to keep you accountable? i think nano has other months that they inspire people to write. tell me more about what you’re up to now and how the journey is going!

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