|Perky, friendly Chrysanthemums|
And the first chapter and a half went fine, but there are all these moving parts to this one... there is an old ghost story at play. There is a murder mystery game. There are the old characters everybody knows. There are new characters that are a smarmy bunch of politicians... The plotting I've done so far is really fun, but I just can't seem to get my traction...
I would LOVE suggestions for switching back to the writing hat after so much uninterrupted editing. Last time I did that—December and January of last year—it took WAY too long to get back into writing mode.
|What a great crystal ball image... my medium needs one.|
I need to write 25K of Chrysanthemum Campaign by Nov 1. I've written about 4000 words... Yeah, that's almost 1800 words a day, but because ALL of that is BEGINNING, I think it is possible. If I could Just. Get. Going. I really want to get that far because I WANT to focus my WriMo time on Medium Wrong... but I really HAVE to have Chrysanthemum Campaign done by the end of December in order to give my editing rounds enough time to do them justice.
So let's just process a minute here... to write at a WriMo pace, there are some tricks I employ... and I think it is time to employ them.
1) if a part isn't flowing, make some notes on what needs to go there, but SKIP IT. Go to a part that IS flowing.
2) Don't stress... it can ALL be fixed.
3) Get those snacks in order and remind your family you have no time for them. Erm.
This last is really going to be the hardest. Since my last WriMo, my hubby has taken up full time work, so I have dinner duty four days a week (former writing time) and I have taken up my Couch to Keg program (an hour out of writing time every day.) So I need to find some space to steal time from. I may have to blog shorter (yes, I see you dancing there—that's good news for you). I may even need to throw in a little silliness... *wolf whistles*
And then I had a meeting at school last night to cope with...
But I solemnly swear, from here until December 31, I will put my nose to my writing projects... I WILL do this!
Okay—your turn-What are your tricks to getting back into writing mode?