NaNo…

I am trying my hand at NaNaWriMo again… I am trying a Gaiman-esque approach this year, and hand writing (in a journal, with a fountain pen), to see if I can disconnect the internal editor, and just put words on the page. I do realize that I will need to go back and type the whole things up (so I can track the word count), but it’s trying something different for me…

And the whole point in NaNo is to get a book out… it doesn’t matter if it’s a good book, as long as it is a book… Maybe when I knock this out (and, it is on my list of things for this quarter) I will have cleared through some wall or barrier, which should make things easier to get through in the future. (Yes, each book would be different, and have their own timeline to create, but finishing one book means that others can be finished as well, so the “Spectre of Non-Completion” can be exorcised, and sent for coffee and doughnuts when the internal editor gets cranky.)

I managed to write a chapter the other night (about 13 full pages, in a 5×7 journal)… the idea for chapter 2 is hanging around, probably having a beer and smoking a joint in order to avoid being put on the page…

But that’s okay, because I’ve been trying to hammer out a story for class [that is supposed to be turned in on Tuesday]… At the moment, that is more important (and easier to generate while at work)….

So…. right… back to the trench…

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