Monday, January 2, 2012

Taking It Slow

So, I have 27 days of the free trial left and I'm kinda stuck with writers block. Taking inspiration from (thanks Scott), I'm not going to try to force myself to write more than I want to. I am going to take a break from my little nanowrimo and just read, get inspired, read books about writing, hang out with the cats, write a little in some of my novel ideas, and write a few short stories. I'm doing this for a few main reasons:
  • Slow and steady wins the race
  • I'm a bit of a slacker
  • I need to do homework
  • I hate doing anything under pressure
  • I don't want to be told to write everytime I try to chat with someone (you know who you are)
  • I wanna be lazy
  • My inner editor currently has my inner muse tied up
  • I don't want to judge myself by numbers (word counts)
  • If I put the time into writing a novel it has to be good therefore, I won't write a full novel until I am good at writing.
  • I will write faster once I learn to touch type (I can type just pretty slowly)
  • I need to improve my grammar
  • According to blogs count in writing everyday so I will just pester you in order to gain writing experience
 And now for something completely(well kinda) different:

Here is a list of great things about trying to write a novel:
  • Now I have a good excuse about slacking off on the internet "I'm doing research to help me write the next great American novel"
  • I have an excuse for reading in class "I'm investigating the styles of different writers to help me write the next great American novel"
  • Continuing on that same theme you have an excuse for just about anything for example:
                        Mr. Hutson "Why did you cut class?"
                        Me "It's to add realism to my novel."

                        911 "Why did you jump off a cliff?"
                        Me "It's to add realism to my novel."

                        Police/Parents/Press "Why did you run away from home?"
                        Me "It's to add realism to my novel."

                        Judge "Why did you shoot the president?"
                        Me "It's to add realism to my novel."

                        CIA "Why did you enclose all of Washington DC in a bubble?"
                        Me "It's to add realism to my novel."

                        Press "Why did you build a dystopia inside the earth's crust?"
                        Me "It's to add realism to my novel."

List of complaints:
  • I can't make a video of my cats on the catwalkway cause I can't charge my camera battery
  • I haven't finished my homework cause I'm slaking off
  • My parents  won't let me walk my cats
  • I'm straying waaaaaaay off topic

Comment Question: Do you prefer long posts like this one or shorter posts like my first few?

1 comment:

  1. You should read this: .
    Long posts, please. But blog s not a total excuse from fiction writing. TIP: Editing previously written stuff counts as writing for the day. Like short stories. That you already have a draft of. Not works in progress.