Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!I'm feeling pretty good this month.
|I beat NaNo in record time this year--11 days.|
This year I used a dictation recorder and talked the book while I walked (something Kevin J. Anderson and Cindy M. Hogan do). I decided to give it a try.
I LOVED it!
I used to almost double my word count by using Dragon on my PC. BUT, and this is a big but, I found myself always caught up in the editing mode as the words appeared on my screen. A different--not creative--part of your brain handles editing. It really pulls you from your story creation.
By dictating it and letting Dragon transcribe it for me when I was done with the session, I was getting between 1,700 and 2,000 words in a 25 minute writing sprint.
Now, that is an ugly first draft. But all my first drafts are. At a retreat I went to in November, another author decided to give it a try. She got 2,000 words in her 30 minutes walk.
While in Hawaii babysitting three grandkids ...
|We went to the beach|
|Saw a whole pig in Costco|
|Had Thanksgiving dinner with some of my daughter's friends |
who are right next to one of the places they filmed the original Jurassic Park.
|Went to the beach again|
We also watched Fantastic Beasts
There's something so very fitting in watching Moana while in Hawaii. Loved both films!
Have you seen the movies?
Did you try NaNo?
What are your plans for December?