Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Year, New Start

I realize that it has been MONTHS, no exaggeration, since I have posted in here. I apologize profusely to all my Mission: Write compatriots. This blog is supposed to be a group effort, a "writer's support group" in a way, and I feel that, now that I actually remember about it, I have been neglecting you all. Please forgive me and know that I am going to make an effort to post more and read and comment, even if I WILL require nudgings to do so at times.

SO. My writing endeavors since last I posted in here. How have they been doing, you may ask...?


But don't worry. I'm not. You see, there is now hope. I have (with the help of a book on writer's block) decided to just stop waiting for the "right moment" to come along to write, and just write a page a day. 1 page, that is all! After all, as someone once said, if you write 1 page a year, by the end of the year you'll have a 365-page novel. And if I happen to get motivated\inspired\into the groove enough to write MORE than 1 page a day, that's fine. Just 1 page minimum is all I'm requiring of myself.

Next! I'm working on yet another story. A novel. And this time I am going to stick to it. No overplanning, no overthinking it. Just the barest minimum of research here and there for certain elements of the story, and otherwise it's all putting the pen to the paper.

Oh, on that note, I am still employing my "Dirty Notes" strategy. It's working wonderfully so far. I can write all over the page, make notes in the margins of my notebook, etc. I have picked out ONE notebook to use, instead of spreading my work all over in various notebooks where I can easily lose track of it. This one notebook is pink. I shall name her Anne, after Anne of Green Gables. Hopefully all that imagination that girl has will rub off on me.

My book will be about goblins. Well, not exactly, but a girl called Goblin by all except those who truly love her... they number just three people in the world, it seems, and they call her Song. The story involves love, betrayal, a catastrophe, a self-revelation, an adventure... the works.

Excuse me, I just had a "flash of inspiration," as they (or at least I) say. My faithful notebook-y companion, Anne, is by my side. I must go write now.


  1. Ah, I'm glad you're posting and writing again! I'm also trying to stop postponing and start writing so i think I might try your method and do a page a day. Thanks for the tip, and say hi to Anne for me!

  2. Glad I could lend you that idea. Anne says hi back.