I don’t know about you, but one thing that has plagued me for the longest is having unfinished projects. Projects that I sincerely intended to complete in good time, but that I haven’t yet scramble in my mind and then clog any productivity without a lot of work and concentration. I have always been a “list person.” I am my most productive when I make a list of what needs to be done, and mark accomplishments off as I finish the list.
This next month, as I’ve said before in another post, is National Novel Writing Month. Since I am participating this year, I’ve decided that I need to mark some things off my list before October 31. I think it will clear my mind of this jumble of unfinished projects bumping around in my mind along with things of the present that also have to be done. Clearing the slate of this kind of clutter should help me stay focused on the task of writing that novel that’s been taking shape in my notes as well as my mind.
I’ve spent time as I had available writing character profiles, and a plot line. I know not everyone does it this way, but I think I would end up with a wandering story that won’t be any fun to read at all. I don’t think I would have as much fun writing it either since I would have myself thoroughly confused. At least I don’t have to create a foreign language, and an alternate world like some of my Fantasy writer friends do. Let me just say they are braver than I am in that respect.
I look forward to cheering one another on with the other Louisiana Elsewhere writers, as well as our writer friends from other areas. I look forward to the word count challenges issued by some of us to see how much we can write in a ten-minute blitz, and the general banter among friends.
Have a very blessed weekend everyone.