11.05.2005

procrastination

the writing is going not so well. i got stuck with my fabulously outlined story after 600ish words on day 1. day 2 i couldn't get it going, so i abandoned it for a sudden inspiration. 730ish words into that, i petered out. what looked like brilliant, engaging prose the day before looked really lame the next. day 3 i pouted, certain that i was doomed until ryan gave me a good "you could get caught up if you hang out with a bottle of wine one night this weekend" pep-talk. well, he didn't suggest the wine, but i've found historically that it helps. anyway. i took a break or two at work (plus the metro link ride) on friday to add a bit to story one (i got some cold-med induced inspiration day-3 night--i told you drugs were good) but most of day 4 was spent having a friday night, which was fine cuz day 5 (today) was going to be catch-up night. except our saturday day got full of stuff/dinners out with parents so now it's 10:35 pm, and i have to get through all of the pre-writing activities (also known as "procrastination") before my brain calms down enough for me to write. i started with the lovely little status bar on the right (which for now is a total of both stories). next up is some diablo 2 to get some jitters out. i should also do some laundry and dishes, but it's so late that i won't. that'll be part of tomorrow's procrastinations.

3 Comments:

At 11/05/2005 11:29:00 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

I found out about the writing thing a few days into it. Thought about giving it a whirl. Then did a rough calculation myself and decided that next year I would pay attention. I am awed at anyone who attempts this. Keep on writing. You never know when inspiration strikes.

 
At 11/07/2005 08:18:00 PM, Blogger kelly said...

so i've officially abandoned story line #2 in favor of the original with the outline. I've gotten through my nasty bear of an intro/prologue. it sucks, but it's got the general setup stuff out of the way, so i won't feel obligated to explain it all further on, or feel like i'm confusing my non-reader.

i expect now for the scenes to start flowing a little better...at least they might once i get my head out of this cold fog.

anyway, the status meter at the side now represents just the single story's word count, which is why it took a wee dip today.

 
At 11/08/2005 07:39:00 AM, Anonymous will said...

hey the status bar moved, that's exciting! go you!

 

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