I finished pre-planning for my new novel, Ancient Magic, and began writing. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway, I began writing. I usually start by handwriting in colored ink on legal pads. Something about the color, the feel of pen on paper, the movement. Whatever it is, it loosens me up. So, I wrote a couple scenes. Decided I needed to question my characters a bit more. Got some interesting stuff and some pretty cliched stuff. Played around a bit more and decided, that’s it, time to get it on the computer.
So, I dug out my ergonomic keyboard and hooked that baby up. (Of course that was after an hour of loading the initial software, waiting for updated software downloads, wondering why it still didn’t work, and then realizing, “Oh yeah, there was that other doohicky thing I had to plug into the computer!”, searching for and finding said doohicky (receiver) in my junk room without knocking over any of the precarious piles of stuff, plugging it in, and SHAZAM! it was like magic.) Gotta love technology.
I typed in what I had, while my Muse added a few things here and there, and then I kept on going with a new scene I didn’t handwrite first. I tend to go back and forth like that. It’s not exactly an efficient way of writing, but I can’t sit still at a computer for very long. Right now, it works for me.
You might have noticed the new progress meter to the right. I like the idea of a visual of my writing progress. Hopefully, it’ll also keep me on track.
Here’s to new beginnings and progress – Salut!