Yeah, well...so, I was listening to a lot of interviews lately where authors described how walking was an integral part of their creative process. This definitely does not describe me or my process. Don't get me wrong: I love walking, but there are so many things to see, feel or hear that I cannot focus on the story or my characters. Trance and contemplation is a big part of my process, and I need a quiet room where my stories can grow.
I really don't like these days when you had a bad night, and you're tired all day long, which results in me just staring at my text without moving a finger.
It annoys me that I can't have more than one version of a post to support parallel posts in English and German. Sure, I could just link between those versions manually but it feels awkward.
While procrastinating, I created this writing prompt for a mystery / horror scene or short story.
There are so many ideas already in my head!
BUT I will NOT start writing something for this prompt. I have to go back to my draft. Otherwise, I will get in serious trouble with my accountability partner @lfarnsworth for being weak!
Help! I am obsessed with hex flowers! Instead of #writing, I am making writing tools based on a hex grid and random tables.
Realisation: Crime / Mystery will not be my new favourite genre to write in.
Still, I really want to finish it before I start working on a more professional project again! :D
I think I will work myself through the outline and publish every chapter on my blog after one draft.
Finished the revised plot of my story this weekend. It's still not a great crime story but good enough for me. :D
Time to outline the changed scenes!
What does your scene #outline look like?
Currently, I tend to have more detailed outlines that already capture most of what is going to happen in the scene. When I go back to things from last year, it was more minimal and only described the beginning, middle and the end of a scene.
Today was a successful day. I edited the first act of my draft and removed 15%. Pacing feels much better now! Sometimes it's good to have a day with a negative word count!
It's the first time that I am using Plottr for any #writing project and it's fun! Moving around scenes graphically on a timeline somehow does it for me.
The outline view helps a lot when I dictate a scene into Dragon (which still feels weird but it's getting less weird every day).
Current dictation speed: 12 minutes / scene
Dictated scene length: 800 words
Target scene length: 500 - 600 words
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