Observation: A billion years ago I entered the drama department at the university I was attending in order to be a playwright. I survived for one day until I discovered that they didn’t distinguish between playwrights and actors and that I would have to perform a monologue. Say what? Me? Miss Fade Into The Background? I switched to English Literature. Why am I sharing that? Because I’ve always had a love for drama and my senior thesis was on Eugene O’Neil. And why am I sharing that? Because I write so much dialogue. Surely all of those things must factor in, right?
I am done for the evening. I am definitely a “pantser” now if I hadn’t been one before. (I’ve always been one.) Events are changing regardless of any outline I might have conceived.
Two years ago, I wrote nano just as I am doing now, online, you can read the entire novel here (and I know it was better writing (I think) ) and yet I was also able to write poetry for November Notes and do other writings as well. I don’t know what’s changed, but this month has been hard and I haven’t accomplished what I would have liked. Annnnyyyyyway…..
Disclaimer: Blah, blah, blah, draft…draft. Brain dead….draft.
Total word count: 25,625
620 words ahead.
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