Day 134 of 365:
Friday, Friday, here you are!
I am super excited to be done this week because that means tomorrow is Saturday.
Why am I so excited for Saturday? Aside from the usual reason (it’s the weekend) tomorrow I happen to be going to city to attend a writing workshop.
I am so excited! (oops – mentioned that already…)
Checking in with the novel progress this week… It’s going slow (still) but, it’s a good slow as I am refining my writing style, really paying attention to the each scene, being mindful of details and descriptions. I’ve taken on the whole “show, don’t tell” approach.
I also started using dictation as part of my process too, having bought a small digital voice recorder to use during those times when I can’t physically grab a pen and my notebook to scribble my thoughts down – which almost always happens when I am behind the wheel. You know, at first I was skeptical of recording my voice and playing it back later on to write with. But it’s really kinda cool. And fun. Also a great way to organize my often sporadic ideas.
Still researching as I write my novel though. As ideas pop into my head, I’ll write then down and type them into good old Google to see what else I might be able pick up and use. I can see now that writing a novel is as much about putting words down on paper as it is about research and exploration.
Happy Friday, peeps!
I will follow up with details of the workshop after tomorrow!