Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Reunited...Maybe Not

Today I managed to get about 3 pages written. Nothing on those 3 pages had anything to do with the hero and heroine knowing each other before. So I'm thinking maybe they didn't know each other. The hero and heroine haven't sent me any other "We knew each other when..." vibes, so I'm going with my original idea instead.

As for conditioning myself to write during shorter chunks of time, I'm getting there. Today I took my mini-notepad and wrote during my lunch/recess time at school. It didn't feel like much, but I got 1 1/2 typed pages out of it! Kelly said it takes 3 weeks for something to become a habit. I think I'm still on week 2. I really do want to learn this behavior. Of course, I'm still thinking of spending a couple of HUGE chunks of time on the book this weekend.

5 comments:

Cat Schield said...

I read it can take any where from 21 to 39 days for something to become a habit. And if you skip a day, you reset the counter back to zero.

Crystal said...

When you try to write during school, does it take some time before your mind calms down from the school mind and switches to the writing mind? I know how kids can pull you in 20 different directions mentally so I didn't know if you can clear your head or what you may do to get into the zone, so to speak...Am I making any sense? Have a good day!

Lexi said...

Yeah, thanks for that info, Cat. :)~

Lexi said...

Crystal, it depends on where I am in the story. If I'm feeling creative and I've got lots of new ideas to play with, then it doesn't matter about the kids. Like this morning, I was able to switch gears with no problem and no hesitation. there have been other days when I couldn't push myself into being creative during our free-write. Still I do it just to show the kids what it takes to be a writer.

Lexi said...

PS, Crystal. I honestly feel my mind is always in writer mode. Sometimes it's just not as specific and it allows "the real world" a chance to take over for a while.