Thursday, December 6, 2012

1350 Words

Hey, doesn't this look like a paper in a typewriter?

Yesterday I started "The Book".  I wrote some more today.  I now have 1350 words (besides the almost 1500 I've written prior to this).  Maybe that isn't many words to a person who has written published books, but it is to me.

I am slowly discovering my characters' characters.  As I write, they are revealing themselves.  Huh.  I'd heard others say that this happens.  I'd just never tried writing them into existence before.

It reminds me of coloring when I was a child.  I imagined that as I colored, things would come to life or become real.  They were just waiting for someone to help them out.  So I colored and all sorts of things could finally be real - grass, sky, animals, trees.

And now I am writing.  And as I write, people just come, and they are real because I wrote them.  Like a coloring page, they were always there, waiting.  But now I've written them into reality.

I can't stop in the middle, or they will be upset with me, I'm sure.  This is a very strange feeling.  I think I like it.

But they will have to wait a bit now until tonight or tomorrow.  I also have real vacuuming to do.

6 comments:

  1. Excellent Donna! Congratulations on getting the creative juices going!

    I'm rootin' for ya!!!

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    1. Thanks, Chris! I know it won't always be like this week was, but hopefully I'll keep on working through it and making time for it.

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  2. Terrific to hear, Donna. Good going to start. I will look forward to hearing more and more about your process and the characters. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I'll keep you posted! Hey, I even did some research on one part and had to make changes to my character's age...and a city change. Just like real writing!

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  3. One step in front of the other! Good for you!! :)

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    1. Thanks for reminding me to use one foot at a time. Sometimes I try to jump or fly, but I think slow and steady is going to be the best! I really want to thank you for creating the writing challenge. It has made a difference for me.

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