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Nov. 29th, 2005

I have to admit that after I made the decision that I would not be completing 50,000 words this month I felt relief.

It goes beyond the lack of time, the number of interruptions. It's the topics I pick to write about. I never know where to go with them. And even though I can see areas that can be amplified, enhanced, I don't feel particularly inclined to do so.

Still, doing this exercise gets me writing in a more serious way, and that's a good thing that I hope to continue with some kind of regularity.

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jackiejj
Nov. 29th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
Here's what happened to me: I hated what I wrote, felt miserable even thinking about it, and promised myself I would never push myself in that way again.

It was a real trauma this year. Last year was a joy.

Oh--I also found out I wasn't a novelist. Maybe that was worth it, to find out.

judith
Nov. 30th, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
If so, yes, good to find out. I am still wondering. I may be better cut out for short stories, for example.

Either way, we both learned something! Both got something from it.
jackiejj
Dec. 7th, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
Absolutely I learned something.

And Kate suggests I wait and re-read and revise in January.

Personally, I prefer essays and vignettes.

I do like good short stories!
judith
Dec. 8th, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC)
I do too. There's still a chance I'll write a good one.

AS for revising. I dipped into revising the book I wrote in March and it really did start to improve. There is hope for it. I think.
homemakerj
Dec. 2nd, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'll take off my cheer-leading outfit. It was getting kind of cold, anyway. So, you didn't write the world's greatest novel this year. You'll live.
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