Saturday, November 9, 2013
NaNoWriMo - Day 9
I have kept the pace, 9 days in a row and got 1,616 words in today. Those words are some of the best I have written in a while. I took some time this morning and instead of writing I did some studying on the craft of writing. I have a library or writing resources and today I read up on novels and structure of novels. I only consumed 3 or 4 chapters, I got a few good tips to fine my craft of the writing process when it comes to drafts. Basically it was what Hemingway said, first drafts are shit. He was right.
Write alternatives, ideas, don't write in order and whatever you do do NOT go back and re-write what you wrote during your draft. Let it flow, free your mind, break out and run wild. That was my biggest challenge in all of my writing works. Now, though NaNoWriMo challenge, I have done it. I am writing 50,000 words in 30 days. I don't have time to re-write.
Time to turn the page.