Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Day 3: muchos notos

- which means today I have written a lot of notes.

This is good. I've been 'fleshing' today, getting closer to working out what's going on and why and when and to whom and with what and where.

Something that's suprised me about this process is the scope - in terms of time - my idea covers. It's not going back to Ancient Egypt or anythin, but it's gone back several decades further than I imagined in the beginning.

The story spans 40-50 years, but isn't told chronologically, so I'm playing around with the order that will best tell it.

Wordcount-wise, I'm not sure. I probably have 3 thousand words of notes in longhand as well as bits I've written in and around the story on my laptop.

Now, I'm going to go and run somewhere so as to feed that bit of my brain as well.

5 comments:

Alex said...

I tweeted about your participation in this. I am so new to tweeting. Have a look on Tomlit, that is where the tweeting is.

Hope you're well.

Teresa Stenson said...

Cheers, Alex. I think that's the first time I've been twitted.

I don't twitter myself. I mean - I, myself, do not use twitter. But I saw your tweet about me, and I liked it.

I'm well, Sir, hope you are too. I'll be emailing you soon about the latest fiction subs.

Alex said...

No, I have never felt like tweeting before. And I don;t like the way most people use it, self gratifying/promoting. But there is a lot of scope for interesting things to do and it is great for short updates like I have done already. I will email you with my tweet involved ideas.

Alex

Embee said...

What's your NaNoWriMo nickname so I can add you as a buddy? Mine's mkdbail. Good luck and keep writing!

Teresa Stenson said...

It's they.fall.back but I haven't even logged in since I started - mainly because I'm not adhering to the wordcount just yet. Add me though, I'm not sure what I'm doing there yet but I'll go and log in and see...