As I’m writing Our Story I encounter various thoughts.
One of those thoughts is, how much should I include? Which details are irrelevant, and what parts should I keep?
The other day I wrote about being unsure about whether to keep or cut a certain aspect.
I decided to keep it, but then I got mixed feelings again. In the instant the story got back to that aspect, heaviness and lack of motivation hit me again, even though it was with such flow that I had just written about other aspects.
So I decided to cut.
Asking someone else?
I’ve tried this before — it didn’t work. Whether is was because I was so bad, or because they were that uninterested, I don’t know.
I’m thinking of trying again, but among the people I know IRL, there is no one left. Asking someone on the internet is something I’m not sure about, but perhaps I’ll try.
NaNoWriMo is getting closer, and I still haven’t joined any groups. Haven’t decided if I should make my own or join someone else’s. We’ll see.
I do want to join a group, whether that’s for opinions or just socializing.
My hopes are that the social aspect will have more success after I move to Canada.
Progress so far
I’ve procrastinated, pushed words and cut. My current word count is 8831, but I’m thinking of cutting again. Really need a second opinion, but haven’t gathered the courage to join a group.
Will find out more about discord servers for NaNoWriMo.
I suppose my current progress is ok, considering the fact that I wasn’t going to start until November. My pre-NoNoWriMo goal is to have 20k words, but we’ll see — I have exams and cut a lot.
Writing by feeling?
Yesterday I really enjoyed what I wrote, but reading through the same thing today, I’m not sure whether it’s interesting enough. Maybe because it’s so fresh.
I won’t cut it right away, but if I still find it excessive tomorrow, I will cut, or try to blend in other aspects of the story, in order not to make it monotonous.
If you know of a small group on discord, or interested in joining one I start, write me a comment.