My First NaNoWriMo Was A Success

While I did not “win” NaNoWriMo in 2020, I did achieve a solid 16,000 words start on my novel.
Lessons learned:

  • I love achieving the feeling of flow as I write
  • I do not enjoy attempting to summon 2,000 well-crafted words daily
  • Outlines are a thing of beauty

#writing #nanowrimo #success

A Movie Tends To Crowd Out How You Might Have Imagined Things

It’s hard to visualize James Bond without seeing one of the actors who played him. And it’s hard to visualize Harry Potter without seeing Daniel Radcliffe. A movie is so visually powerful, so overwhelming, that it tends to crowd out how you might have imagined things.

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Music Moves Me But The Effect Is Fleeting

Music moves me – duh – and that is like having a window opening on a heightened reality, but the effect is fleeting: When the music ends, the magic, the uplifting, vanishes and the window slams shut. Words, on the other hand, by the nature of how they work, emotions evoked by dint of carefully laid out thoughts, have a more lingering effect.

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