Commit log #115

Three good things.

1. The island held a nice festival of filling out a shopping passport. I ate nice food that didn’t make me sick. I understand that at night they lighted the main Christmas Tree, but I didn’t stay around for that.

2. I visited the library and wrote, which was nice in the sunny morning.

3. I seem to have recovered from Thursday/Friday.

goodnight

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2 thoughts on “Commit log #115

  1. Reading your comment about distraction – while distracting myself by reading your comment about distraction.

    Sigh.

    The CFS brain requires time to wake up each day, then has a period of ‘on’, then needs a nap – and so on. If I’m not careful (easy), the period of ‘on’ gets mashed into the period of distraction required to wake the brain up – and nothing gets written.

    Haven’t figured out (yet!) how to skip the ‘wandering about while my brain kicks in’ part, but I count it a success when I start up FREEDOM and allow it to cut off internet access for 60, 120… minutes.

    Problem is, long duology REQUIRES that I do a big restructuring before going much further, loading ALL the text into Scrivener, thinking of it as a whole – and that is going to use some of the ‘brain on’ time I normally use for writing.

    I just reread Rachel Aaron’s ‘2k to 10k’ ebook on increasing writing speed. Rather than continue through this draft, micropolishing each scene, I need to go global.

    Now that the holiday craziness is over, I will try, again. Otherwise, as you say, I’m no writer.

    Good luck on your rush to the (current) finish line. May it result in lots of material to work with.

    • Thanks! It definitely has already. This was a worthwhile exercise.

      Good luck on reaching writing at a comfortable level for you—it takes a while to find that comfort level. :(

      I have considered making a mind map of what’s going on in my story. Scapple from Latte & Literature seems ideal because it’s not as restrictive as most mind-mapping software, much more free-form. Making it either during or before or retroactively, possibly on repeat, to get the structure down in shorthand form. Possibly this may work for you.

      If there’s one thing I learned from NaNoWriMo, it’s never be afraid to retroactively outline while in the middle of the muck.

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