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Writing Revisited

December 15, 2006

As I was finishing up my term, I kept having creative outbursts in the strangest way. I decided it was because I was so creatively squashed with all the mindless paper writing and research I was doing to jump through class hoops. I would wake up in the middle of the night with book ideas, knitting patterns, and writing themes I wanted to explore.

I was smart enough to write these things down as they came to me, and as I was finishing my last few days of research I allowed myself to check out a few books for my own research.

Last year, for NaNoWriMo I wrote a historical novel, without much historical accuracy. Now that I’ve become more proficient at research (even though it was for music, I kept thinking about my novel the whole time) I want to fine tune the historical details and start editing and adding to the 50,000 words I already have. Not to mention the other story ideas I have swimming around in my head, which I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about as they develop.

I allowed myself to check out three books from the library, which I haven’t touched since, but am beginning to feel the itch. Once the Christmas gifting is coming to an end, I will be sure to be digging into what I found. It feels so good to be considering this again as a viable use of my time.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 15, 2006 7:06 am

    you go girlfriend

  2. Lee permalink
    December 16, 2006 10:55 am

    I am assuming that you must feel a huge relief now that the decision is made! That is often how I make difficult choices.. I imagine that I am going to do each option, and then see how it makes me feel.

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  3. December 16, 2006 11:40 am

    Yay for you! I too have been revisiting my 2005 NaNoWriMo and doing some much needed editing, rewriting, and revisions. I’ve learned that I should never set a story in LA if I have never been to LA. It tends to show in the text. Have fun writing and keep at it!

  4. December 16, 2006 3:06 pm

    Yay! :) Go for it. I look forward to reading your published novel.

  5. Jodie permalink
    January 6, 2007 10:03 pm

    Logan, I’ve been dealing with that setting thing too. I’m just not sure where would be the best place to set my story, and all the places I’ve been don’t seem quite right. I’m sure I’ll figure it out eventually. If not, it just may mean I need to travel to location to get a feel for it. :)

    Thanks for all the encouraging comments. I have done a little bit of research again, and come up with some revision ideas on plot line to make it a little bit more believable.

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