kerri buckley and nanowrimo 2005

Pacific Northwest writer Kerri Buckley blogs about National Novel Writing Month in November, 2005.

Friday, November 04, 2005

NaNoWriMo-Day Four

Pacific Northwest writer Kerri Buckley's writes a blog about National Novel Writing Month.
I am into day four of NaNoWriMo, and I have to admit that it is one of the hardest things I've ever done. Not wanting to overplan too much, I now think I didn't plan enough, so I'm regrouping. I am obsessed with writing this novel, so that's a good thing for me. It may not be the best thing for those who know me and who talk to me this month, as it will be all that I'll talk about. I woke up this morning and found this packet that was given to me a few months ago at the Willamette Writers meeting on novel writing. It made so much sense to me, and I was so happy.
"When forced to work within a strict framework, the imagination is taxed to its utmost - and will produce its richest ideas. Given total freedom the work is likely to sprawl." T.S. Elliot
Actually, this resonates within me, and I realize that my best work has always started with form. For some, this may not be a useful philosophy, but for me, it is what feels the best. I'm spending some time regrouping, and then I'll have to write like the wind, but once that decision was made, and a prayer spoken, the words began to flow into my consciousness freely.