Sunday, November 15, 2009

NaNoWriMo Day 15

I wrote just over 3000 words today, going just past the 30000 word mark. I probably could have done more if I'd forced myself to stay at the computer but I work better if my mind gets to percolate ideas for a while in between writing jags. Today I've written both a sex scene and a panic attack, both highly emotional things. I haven't portrayed the emotion at all well and I'm not looking forward to editing it to put it all in.

Sometimes I think there's just too much emotion in the world and not enough of just sucking it up and getting the damned job done.

A lot of my friends and family shake their heads at me and tell me I have too much testosterone to be a real woman. I wonder if I'm supposed to go through life on an emotional roller coaster, never be able to make a logical decision and be totally drained at the end of every day. I much prefer the ordered routine I have where I have plans of action for possibilities and fix problems logically and calmly.

No excerpt again today. The writing's not good enough to share.

3 comments:

Danielle Ferries said...

Plenty of time to worry about the emotion in "that dreadful editing stage". I'm worried people won't find my main character sympathetic enough to bother worrying about her, but I'm trying not to stress too much about it and am leaving it for the editing process as well.

glediar said...

I've decided I don't like the editing stage. It's odd because I really enjoy editing in more analytical work, making sure I've said exactly what I want to say about the source material. With fiction it's different. I feel like I'm wading through mud and collecting leeches along the way (I have a phobia about leeches - one reason I rarely go to rain forests, even though I love the atmosphere). Logically I know what I have to do when I'm editing but I still struggle in a major way with recognising where and how to improve things.

Danielle Ferries said...

I think the main reason I don't enjoy editing is because I panic that I won't do it right and because of that I'll somehow never be able to fix it. Silly, I know, but I can't help it.