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Thursday, November 26, 2009

House Shopping on the Internets

I did not get any sentences written on my main story, sorry. It turns out I started writing too soon and needed to go back and get some foundational shit done.

So this evening I spend two hours house- and job-shopping (kind of reminds you of last spring, huh?), and I got a lot of things figured out. Here are some of them, in no particular order:

Chanson, Colorado
Miles Tariq
Chanson High School, black/gold, Pioneers
10 miles outside of town
class conflict
solar farming

The solar farming part is especially brilliant because it is an incredible stroke of irony. You'll see. I am starting to see how things might turn out later, which is very, very good. I just have to get so excited by my plans that I can't wait to write the first draft, otherwise I'll spend the rest of my month planning and not writing (isn't that like 75% of a "real" novelist's work?).

Words Today: 0 (4 pages planning notes, though)
Total Words: same as yesterday
Sentence: sorry.
Brain Flashes Had: at least 11, maybe 12

16 comments:

DBB said...

What foundational stuff are you referring to? Ever read Stephen King's book on writing? I thought it was good - I haven't actually read all that much of his - The Stand, The Dark Tower, and now I have The Dome, though I haven't started it. He can spin a good yarn.

I like writing yet it feels like a chore much of the time. I've thought about writing a novel myself, but haven't seriously thought I'd do it. Maybe when I have more time. Maybe not.

Erin said...

Nice seeing you around again! It's been awhile!

I read On Writing in one of my college classes, and can completely see in his writing the effects of his knocking back five to eight thousand words a day. There's a lot to be said, I think, for developing fluency.

I'm working right now on a scene-by-scene plot blueprint. I tried wandering aimlessly, but I have too many threads up in the air (this is WAY different from short fiction!) that I want to tie together just so, and I don't want to have to do the kind of "editing" that means "completely rewriting 70% of the first draft." I'm having good success mapping out scenes by thinking first about function--what things need to happen or reveal themselves to move the story in the direction I want.

Anyway, I am pleased so far. It turns out it's a great break from all the stuff I'm supposed to be doing, like grading and research projects, but it's not the kind of procrastination I ever have to feel really guilty about, like if I was napping or watching movies on Lifetime to avoid doing work.
You have 11 months to decide if you want to do NaNoWriMo next year--doing it with a group really helps you stay focused and not get too bogged down in your own seriousness.

DBB said...

It's nice to be around! I'll eventually get back to writing more - it is as inevitable as the seasons. Maybe when my son is potty trained. Heh.

So when do we get to see your finished product? Or will I have to wait in line to get an autographed copy at the book store?

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