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.
2 thoughts on “Commit log #115”
Reading your comment about distraction – while distracting myself by reading your comment about distraction.
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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