Now that NaNoWriMo 2015 is finished, I need to edit my 52,000 word draft. It’s the first time that I’ve written a complete story all in the 50K required for a win, but as I think back over the previous month, I know I have a lot of editing to do. My goal is to flesh out the characters, from appearance to more about their backgrounds and mannerisms. I believe that the flashback and flash forward style works because I enjoy reading stories like that myself. To move chronologically from beginning to end would bore me with my particular storyline. It works beautifully with certain storylines, though!
I’ve also had much less time to write as I make my Christmas preparations. Last night I finished my entire card list in one sitting and am very pleased to have completed it in that way! Little by little, the things I need to do are getting done.
So much of what I’ve been able to accomplish has been done through my new Theory Of Five Minutes. Too often I find myself wasting time in the day because I don’t use my spare, waiting, in between times to do anything useful. A few story ideas jotted down in five minutes, a note written, a stack of papers organized, it all makes a difference. Of course, it’s always important to find time to relax, even if for only five minutes!
I wish you all a good day, may you be productive and happy.
I gave my cards out yesterday on the last day of term, cutting it a bit close! Last night one of my teachers saw me watching the carol concert and she said “you were the Charlotte that put the Christmas card in my pigeon hole weren’t you?”. I’d just signed it Best Wishes Charlotte without thinking there are about ten Charlottes at school, she said when I saw all the sparkle on the front I guessed it was you 😊. Have a super Christmas 🎄