So I have taken my laptop outdoors to get myself some fresh air for a change. While I am here, I am going to give some writing a go. I have not written in a long time because I have been through the period most writers will be familiar with, and that is the whole self-doubt situation we believe nothing is possible.
It is definitely time to try pulling myself out of this rut, so I have signed myself up to camp NaNoWriMo for July. I probably won’t do 50,000 words that is the acceptable goal, but I am going to set a much lower target 20,000 words so that I can do a little piece of work every day which will hopefully get me back in the swing of things.
This is more like a journal than the intended piece of free writing, but that’s what happens when you sit down without a plan in mind!
Mind you, at least I am doing something 🙂 for camp I will probably be working on my work in progress just to keep that going, but I am sure there will be the odd short story that comes to mind during the time staring at the blank page of the screen.
Wish me luck!
Just out of curiosity,
Do people have a general playlist that they listen to while they are writing?
I have a playlist for general writing which is instrumental music that I used to try and focus my mind on the writings spirit. However, as the story generates I tend to grow a playlist around each character. I find that this helps me get into the mind of the character I am writing quickly.
I just wondered if anybody else worked in the same way, or whether they prefer silence while they are writing.
If my work ever gets published I may share a playlist for each of my characters. Until then, I will leave you with this which is by general theme music for my book dream caster.
I have not done one of these in a very long time and that I can only apologise. You see, about a month ago my computer stopped working and because I am reliant on Dragon dictation to do any typing I have not been able to do any of it since that day.
However, I have just got my computer back and, not only that, but I bought myself a shiny new laptop so that this situation should not happen to me again. I have really missed writing all of the stories for you people so I look forward to getting back into the swing of things.
In the meantime, I would just like to thank everybody for their patience in the time I have not been able to do anything.
I hope you all understand.