Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Slice of Life - My New and Improved Writing Life

Slice of Life is sponsored every Tuesday by Stacey and Ruth from Two Writing Teachers

It has only been two days, but I feel so much rejuvenated when it comes to writing! I am excited to write!

I vowed after the month-long Slice of Life Challenge to keep writing but to change my writing. Instead of spending my Slice of Life posts writing, I'm going to write for myself and work on my book but here write about how it's going in my life as a writer.

To be honest, I haven't written much in the last few days. Today what I did do was some planning. During my lunch, I grabbed my folder with all of my notes for my book. I have a lot of ideas but I haven't been able to figure out how to really plan things so it will come together right. I have a few different storylines going and I needed to get things straight in my head. Before I was just writing and writing and not worrying about things were going to come together eventually.

I already had a bunch of mini-sticky notes with little events written on them on a piece of paper. I decided I needed a bigger piece of paper. This is where it would be awesome to have an awesome or even a little space just for writing. A space where I could lay things out or slap things on the wall and not have to pack it up. I taped two pieces of paper together and then had more space to spread out my sticky notes. I noticed where I needed to add in a few events and some I decided not to include. I was able to see how things might go in order and actually move from beginning to end.

Seriously, I feel so much better about my writing. I am really excited now to write. Now I feel like I can  set little goals for myself and feel like I am moving towards something. I can tell myself to write one of the sticky notes by a certain day, and go on like that for a while and then worry about fitting them all together later. Even though I didn't write anything, I feel like I really accomplished something today.

When I opened my WIP, I saw that I have 55 pages...I have no idea what I was able to write 55 pages about since I don't really know what I'm writing. I'll have to worry about it being too much or not enough later. Right now, I'm just going to write! I'll check back in next week and let you know how I'm doing!

What does your writing life look like now that the March Slice of Life is over?