I was very pleasantly surprised by my writing activities this past month. I still don’t write as frequently as I would like to but it is a lot better.
I think I have the first draft of four chapters, I’m not sure how to get that down to word count as I am writing by hand now a but it is about a complete 192 page A5 notebook.
You may be wondering why handwriting. Last month I decided that writing the first draft on my laptop was not helping because I kept getting and stuck on editing. With the handwriting, there is more continues flow since once it’s written I can’t go and delete and improve. I am making notes of things to do on margins though as reminders of what to look into when I have to edit after typing it up.
This has also brought on something else though which I’m not sure whether is good or bad.
It seems my story has taken on a life of its own. I had an initial plan but it somehow got bigger and broader than I thought and last night I realized that my fear of it being too revealing about my life may even be unfounded because although it started off strongly based on real life it is becoming more imaginary than the initial premise.
This is very exciting for me because I didn’t actually think I had an imagination in the first place, never mind enough to fill a whole notebook with words from it.
So that’s my writing month so far. I am holding thumbs or is it touching wood? That it will continue to flow.