#IWSG April NaNo or A to Z or Both?
I won’t be doing A-Z Blogging Challenge, but I am doing Camp NaNoWriMo April again.
NANO NANO, NANO NANO, NANO NANO
Can you guess what my title is imitating? I’ll give ya a hint at the bottom of this post. Guess before you scroll down and look and tell me if you got it right in the comments.
Do you ever have an idea, world build, get quite a bit done and then go oh, wait, this might be an even better idea; which then caused you to have to re-do your world building for new elements or details that no longer work or you need to add?
I have done this three times on my current project. I have written it twice up to 23000 words then BOOM! It happens. So I am going over this new idea and decide to look back at elements I have already used as well. I reread my first idea and thought why did I change that? That’s not bad.
How do you cope with all the new and what if conjectures from your muse? Why can I not make up my mind? Grrrrrrr.
I decided I did not have the right point of view character because I was struggling with certain aspects of the story. I could not quite get the story to achieve what I wanted, so decided the wrong character was telling the story. I have now written the beginning of the story with four different character points of view. They all work really. I like them all for various reasons.
Yes, I looked up in my writing books and viewed many online posts about the subjects of the main character and pov character e.g. how to chose the main pov character, what to look for and what is stake and who has the most to lose and so on. They all still work depending on the story I want to write.
So here I go again. 5th time is the charm, crossing fingers. My muse has developed the
attention span of a squirrel. I am hoping NaNo helps me get back into the habit of writing every day. I am going to try adding focus music and meditation to my routine, another habit I dropped. Its time to finish this and let it go.
The sad thing is it is not even about being perfect. I just can’t make up my mind, settle and get it done. Muse put your damn hand down, this is not a classroom. Save it for NaNo and it better be about what we have already come up with. *Grumbles*
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Insecure Writer’s Support Group, founded by Ninja Caption Alex J. Cavanaugh co-hosts for IWSG April 6 . (Join the community. Click on Alex’s name to find out more about it.)
ROFL SEPARATIST DROIDS ARE THE BEST COMIC RELIEF @@ *looks around, hmmm yes I own animated clone wars**