June 3rd, 2010

From May to June (Mayday, May Day to Jammin' June)

Hello all of my writing buddies.  Well, another month has past.  Can you believe it is June already?  Wow.  

I am continuing with my Monday check in of weekly goal setting and progress reports.  I now declaire June, Jammin' June.

It's been a lot of fun to see what you guys are working on and how your projects are coming.  Being publicly accountable makes me less inclined to slack off and procrastinate. 

My writing observation of the day is: writing goes faster and slower than I think it does. 

It is slower because since March, I haven't accrued a great increase in word count.  I've also made major changes to the story twice which has slowed down said word count.

It's faster because I feel like I've gotten a whole lot of work done anyway and made great progress.  My document hasn't grown, but my notes and outlines are increasing exponentially.  Things are really starting to take on a life of their own.  Last night, I sat down and made a flow-chart looking thing of the characters, their power structures, and how it all relates to what will/has happened. It looked like a spider web :)  Cool beans.

I really feel like I am being assimulated into the outliner camp and away from the pantser camp, though there will always be some pants in my outline.  What you do with your pants is up to you.  (Yeah, I know bad 'Manda humor.  It's a genetic thing.)

Okay, back to work (like office work, the stuff they pay me for).

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Of all things, I left my camera at home when we went to Kentucky.  All I had was my phone.  These are two shots of the pond at my out-laws house (our roomy's parents).

I got to watch the lilies open up in the morning and close up at sunset.

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We live in a world that is going to want to constrain you and confine you and make you stuck and paralyzed in paradigms of what is. You need to understand that you were not born to fit in, to go along, to get along. You were born to manifest your truth, your divinity, your genius, your authenticity. This is what the world yearns for right now. Not people who are accepting of what is and try to conform to that, but who are demanding of what can be and what must be and what should be and want to let that power of love inside of themselves out into the world. -
Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker, swiped from [info]popfiend .

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