Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Progress and New Focus

Well, I'm halfway through National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and I'm keeping up with the word count and I think the plot is still holding together, so that's a really good thing. I read posts on Twitter #nanowrimo about people who's plots are falling apart and they're just writing random scenes to make word count. I really want to complete a coherent story, and so far I haven't had too many hand-wringing moments when I wasn't sure where the story was headed.

I also managed to start writing the first draft of my screenplay (which is my MFA thesis). I'm about halfway through the first act. So far it seems to be pretty solid, considering I'm learning format as I go. We'll see how the first draft turns out.

I also presented my paper at the Women's Studies conference and it went quite well. I was very pleased.

I obviously need to find a focus for this blog. Just updating the writing projects I'm working on is not very interesting, nor is it purposeful. I think I'll spend some time considering what I want the goal of this blog to be and then revamp it some.

Anyone have any suggestions? What you'd like to see? What has worked on other blogs? Something you haven't seen in the blog world but would like to?


ElanaJ said...

Congrats on NaNo and your presentation and the screenplay! That's awesome.

And your blog should be about whatever you want it to be. It's great the way it is, because it's YOU.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Kudos and *whew*!

How about the many facets of the writing life...which you seem to be living and handling quite well? :)

WV = eyeureak

Bethany Wiggins said...

I like this post! IT is inspiring, just as a blog post about writing should be. You make things happen against incredible odds. Blog on!