Saturday, May 06, 2006

Positive Progress Report

Two thumbs up on my progress report. I didn’t do as much writing as I’d have liked this week due to illness, but that has passed now, and I’m ready to get at it.

My discovery of visualization has put me in a whole new position for writing. Instead of sitting down (or avoiding sitting down) at the computer and not knowing what to write, I have scenes in my head that, if I don’t write them down soon, are going to grow out my orifices like weeds grow through cracks in the sidewalk.

I actually finished Chapter One and have a doozey cliffhanger ending. So, this weekend I’m going to dedicate lots of time to BIC with FOK. (Butt in chair with fingers on keyboard.)

Sunday is time for another ‘Write-Ons Word War,’ so that will motivate me to get more words on the page. I’ll do some brainstorming between writing shifts to get the visualization going full tilt.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Nienke

14 comments:

Rural Writer said...

What an excellent concept. It works for nonfiction as well. If I think hard enough as I wash the evening dishes I can actually see words moving around in my head to form the sentences that have eluded me all day.
Good Luck!
BTW~ LOVE the work in progress button. Where did you get it?

Nienke said...

Thx for dropping by rural writer!
You can find the progress button here:
http://www.writertopia.com/toolbox/nanowrimo
Keep up the writing!

Milady Insanity said...

I don't use this very often.

It tends to make me crazy, as various options open up, and then I have to make a decision.

See you tomorrow night, Nienke!

Rene said...

Good for you. Any writing is progress. I did some last night. But my progress is slower than I'd like. Glad the visualization is working for you.

Dana Pollard said...

Love BIC and FOK!!! I need to remember those. heheh

shona said...

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Nienke said...

Thanks everyone for commenting! Shona, just browse through my blogroll and you will find many interesting writers and aspiring novelists.
Thx for dropping by!

Kelly Parra said...

Glad you're feeling better and ready to get back at it! I know I'm reading for some serious progress too. =D

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Bummer about the illness -- hope you're feeling much better! Congrats on the progress. I like to visualize too, especially while folding laundry. :-)

LoryKC said...

I have BIC and FOK so I'd better get at the WIP!

Melissa Marsh said...

I hope your weekend was productive, Nienke!

Don't you hate it when illness gets in the way of writing? And everything else, as well! Glad you're feeling better. :-)

Debora said...

Glad you're feeling better - and a big woohoo on finishing chapter one - that's an big step towards "the end"!

Silma said...

Congrats on your writing progress! You have to love that rush of inspiration. *g*

Mark Pettus said...

I hope you've continued to make progress all week, and continue to feel good.

I need to get my BOOC (butt out of chair) for a while, lest it begin to spread.