Sunday, November 25, 2007

I'm Back!

At least I think I am. I ended up writing 12 pages yesterday. At times I got stuck and walked away. Then I analyzed why I was walking away. Was the direction of the scene boring or was it just not well thought out? Did it need to be in someone else's point of view? Regardless of the answers, I went back to the drawing board and just wrote whatever came to mind.

I think the biggest help to me was allowing myself to write crap and to toss it in the garbage later if it truly didn't work. Given that freedom, I was able to explore the scene from various angles , see what works best and then run with it.

All in all my Scene-In-A-Day philosophy worked for me. Hhhhmmm, maybe this is a new writing tactic for Caitlin and me. I'm off to run with it and see where my muse takes me today!

7 comments:

Kelly Boyce said...

Sounds like you're making great progress. I usually try to do the scene a day idea too. It seems easier to break things down that way.

TJBrown said...

I walk around a lot while I work. It's a weird thing, but it works.
Teri

monika_schulze said...

That's awesome!

When Caitlin isn't giving you satisfaction, at least you can get some from the high word count!

Lexi said...

Yes, Kelly, breaking it down definitely helps!

Lexi said...

Teri, I walk a lot too. To the fridge, away from the fridge. To the cupboards, away from the cupboards.

Lexi said...

Monika, the best part is I'm actually KEEPING most of those words! It was be disheartening to scrap a bunch of pages. Luckily I made them work.

Bailey Stewart said...

Breaking it down scene by scene sounds like a great idea.

I walk around when I work, when I read, when I talk on the phone ...