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Moving into the fast lane

It’s been just over five weeks since I started prewriting my new MS. I gave myself six, so I’m glad that my planned timeline worked out. Even though it’s been hard to wait, I wasn’t ready to cruise into full writing mode until the last few days. But finally, research, brainstorming, outlining, and character backgrounds are done.

For now.

I “officially” started writing on Monday, laying down a first scene that I’m happy with.

For now.

Over the next week, I’ll be shifting gears to get back into the flow of fast writing, NaNo style. I have to build up to the quick, never-look-back pace that I prefer because after being in edit/pre-write mode for a couple of months, my internal editor has made herself quite at home.

She’s got a chaise lounge and a full bar set up in the corner of my brain and she’s having quite a good time with the cute bartender. Getting her to leave is going to be a challenge, but if I let her overindulge in mojitos and run off with the drinksmith, maybe she’ll leave me alone while I get serious about pounding out thousands of word per day for the next two months.

It’s time to get back on the writing autobahn and leave that nagging chick behind. Or at least in the backseat.

For now. 😉

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    I have had such a hard time finding the quick writing part of me again after switching to editing as well! It’s like that skill can’t exist in a brain that wants things to be “just right” which, actually, it probably can’t.

    This is an even bigger problem for me now that I’m writing 1-2 times a week as I’ve gone back to work. My wordcount is pathetic.

    If you have any tips for getting back in the swing of things, I’d love to hear them!

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      I wish I had a quick fix, Kali. Mainly, I just block out as much time as possible, and try to write until I reach my goal. NaNo forced me to do it last year, so I’m setting a tight deadline to get it done in hopes of getting a similar result.

      I’m using this week to get back into daily writing mode, and then next week I plan to really ramp it up. Good luck with your own writing!

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    I just finished a fast write and had a ball. Now I am in edit and revise mode. Different brain cells involved for sure!

    Good luck with the drive!!


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