Monday, June 18, 2012

Let me think about it

If you follow me on Facebook, you probably saw a post a few weeks ago about how I was doing a lot of thinking and being all existentially contemplative.  I was thinking about a lot of different things, but among those things was this: I may not be a traditional plotter, but I do plan out a lot in my head.

I've realized over the past few months that I can't just sit down and write.  Well, I can't sit down and write a whole story.  I have to let the first part of the story spill out of me in one big blast, but then I have to wait.  I wrote the first chapter of "Frenchie" (my current WIP) about three months ago.  Maybe more.  And since then, I built my plot wall to keep track of where I'm going, but I haven't done much more with it.  Except think.

Here's the thing - the thinking is a big part of it for me.  I had this Big Important Letter to write, and I kept putting it off and putting it off.  I drafted it in my head several dozen times, but I didn't put it down on paper.  Finally, at the last possible minute, I sat down at the computer, and it just poured out of me.  One draft, a few brief tweaks, and I was really happy with the result, as were the others who had to approve the Big Important Letter before it could be sent.

As much as I would like to be writing "Frenchie" right now, I've realized that I'm still in my equivalent of a plotting phase.  I've wondered a few times if I should write down any of my plotting, but it doesn't feel like it will help.  I'm pretty sure I just need to let it happen.

But it's almost ready... I can feel the story bubbling inside me.  Is that weird?  Maybe.  But that's just the way I work.


Ridhee said...

Hi. This is nothing to do with the post. I just wanted to know how do you gt the book which you are currently reading from good reads to your blog. Please answer.

Danielle said...

Hi! If you go to your account in Goodreads, there is a section labeled "Widgets" - that's where you can set up the JavaScript for your currently-reading shelf. You can also have it set to show your Read or To-Read shelves. Just choose the options you want, then copy the whole script. In blogger, choose "Layout", then "Add a Gadget". There, choose the "HTML/JavaScript" option and past the script into the box. Voila! If you're using something other than Blogger, it's probably similar, but I haven't got much experience with anything else.

Alger Algerie said...

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