NaNoWriMo

Quick Note on my Lack of Progress

Once again… I am surfing the web rather than writing!

And look what I found, beautiful art! I once used an old book for a photography experiment. I will have to find it and add a picture! What do you guys think of using books as art such as these, is it sacrilege or amazing?

**Don’t forget to enter my Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of What If? Writing Exercises. Ends 11/24!**

20151120_091458I find it easier to “do art” than write. While I love writing and I need to write, there is something about painting or drawing or melting (that’s the hot wax encaustics) that calls to me and pulls me in, even when I’m feeling bored, uninspired, or flat-out fatigued.  When I’m feeling “ugh,” I can still “do art” and feel like I’ve been creative. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t mean to imply I’ve created a masterpiece but rather simply have achieved some creativity.

Probably my inner Creativity Junkie talking.

Writing, on the other hand, requires that my brain cells line up and fire. 20151120_065003
And that doesn’t always happen the way I’d like. In fact, often the more I try to make it happen the less success I have…

View original post 259 more words

Advertisements

How do you prepare?

I’m gearing up for a month of writing. I need to put my energy somewhere, and it’s the perfect time to finally dedicate myself to it. As such, as any good writer I am preparing. The best way I can think of is to write.

So what do you do to get your juices flowing? Do you use writing prompts, such as the one featured? Do you use short little fantasies, little whims, things maybe you could flesh out later?

Share with us your ideas!

writeandthrive

Pick an item from your bag, or pocket.colin-bag-7

What comes to mind when you see this item? Write a 2-minute list.

Read your list, now write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

If you’d like to share your writing or your experience of this and other writing prompts, please do – in the comments section.

Writing prompt – what’s in your bag?   Tweet this

View original post

Forgot NaNoWriMo, and it’s already 3 days in!

Blog-Child-Support-Oh-No-261x300The month of October seemed to just disappear from me!  Today I woke up, drove to work, sat in my cube, and realized I’ve missed 3 days of my absolute first National Novel Writing Month! Hopefully the writing gods will forgive me!

So, I have now officially made an account on http://nanowrimo.org/. We shall see if this will finally jump-start my writing.  I have chosen to flesh out a novel idea that is very personal to me. Unfortunately, it really is still just an idea in my head, but I will update the Four Girls Novel page as I keep going this month.