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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Frightening... really.

The fact that characters take on a life of their own and begin to make decisions while you are just typing away trying to get to 50,000 words in one month is starting to freak me out. It was touch and go before I reached the 5,000 mark. Since, I have noticed the characters' ability to just do when I get stuck--they move the plot along. I decided to change a scene today so I re-wrote it (which I shouldn't have done) worried over the fact that I could lose it if I didn't put it down on paper. It turned out better, but I might have lost 1,300 words in the process since I have to delete the older scene and replace it with the new one. We'll see.

I am reading The Gunter Grass Reader, as an introduction to this great German writer/thinker. I find his style too experimental for my taste, yet insightful with many psychological and philosophical underlying themes. I still have four more books to read in order to complete my list for the year. With nanowrimo I am starting to believe it would be impossible to finish my reading list. At any rate, thanks for all the encouragement. If you are doing nanowrimo, and would like another buddy, my id is jcr3008.

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At 1:41 PM, Blogger Suzan Abrams said...

Hello JCR,
You stay an inspiration to my own writing and reading aspirations.
Wonderful work about the writing, JCR. Your progress sounds exciting. Here's me cheering you on.
And where you had talked about Gunther, I'm about to start reading Plato. Don't know what I'll make of it but I feel now's the right time to read him.

At 12:53 PM, Blogger Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

I'm cheering you on too! Don't second guess yourself - I'm sure your changes are going to make everything really good!


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