Diary of a bad writer – Week 57

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NaNoWriMo progress: – Still writing but not making the desired daily word count. Writing without editing is tough for me. I focus more on the typo than the plot. Still, no matter what my word count is on day 30, it will be more than I had on day 1. That’s a win.

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  1. November 23, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Oh but that quote is the best!

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  2. November 19, 2019 at 5:06 am

    I try to edit afterward, and try my best to ignore the typos and just go with the flow. Those typos are glaringly annoying though.

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    • November 19, 2019 at 5:10 am

      Yes it’s hard to keep writing when you know they are there. I’m getting a little better at it.πŸ˜‰

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  3. November 15, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Absolutely, every word counts and it’s a success just to make a start with this kind of challenge. The inability to edit any errors would drive me nutty though! πŸ˜‚
    Keep going, Darnell, you can do it!! x

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  4. November 14, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    I think this is why fiction is so much harder then non-fiction….where we write about something known,you are creating as you go and see all the imperfections. I can understand wanting to go back….but just don’t spend all of your time erasing and forget about the writing!

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    • November 14, 2019 at 11:33 pm

      That’s the issue. You can’t go back to correct. You must go forward and write. Still learning Patrick.πŸ˜‰

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  5. November 14, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Stop reading what you wrote. Just free-write.
    That’s what I did last year. The goal was met, but if I was to do it over again, I’m not sure I would do it the same way. It’s much harder to do a full manuscript edit. It’s much more manageable to write a little and then edit a little and repeat. It’s about what works for you. In the past, I’ve never really completed such a long story, so I went for it. But now I know there are some drawbacks to that. Whatever works for you…
    And like you brilliantly said – on day 30 there will be more than on day 1 and that’s AWESOME!

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    • November 14, 2019 at 6:33 pm

      Will try to stop reading what I wrote. Hard because my fortay is short fiction. The idea of not fixing the story as I go is hard to do for me. But I will continue to do what I can. Still Loving writing, no matter what.πŸ€— Thanks Goldie.

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      • November 14, 2019 at 7:18 pm

        I love pushing myself out of the comfort zone and that is what I think NaNo is. So during this time of year, allow yourself to do something that is not really “you”. Experimenting is fun and can teach you a lot about your writing style.

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      • November 14, 2019 at 11:31 pm

        That’s what I’m getting out of this. Experiment out of my comfort zone.πŸ€—

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  6. November 13, 2019 at 1:35 am

    I have the same problem, Darnell. I have to go back over what I’ve written before I add more. One thing I did learn last year was to try to write most of a chapter each day, but if I ran out of time just to add a few notes about where the rest of the chapter was going and move on. It worked quite well last year, so-so this year.
    But as you say, anything you do write is a bonus!
    Enjoy it πŸ™‚ It shouldn’t be a chore!

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  7. Tina Landeen
    November 13, 2019 at 12:35 am

    And yet you go on… because that is who you are…πŸ“

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