Saturday, November 1, 2008

My Big-Mouthed Inner Editor

I began my Nano experience this morning. Wow! I never realized what a big mouth my inner editor is. I set only one rule: I may not edit as I go. One rule. Within 2 minutes of writing I was already snarling at my computer, "You're not allowed to edit!" Big habits die hard. 

I finally decided I'm not allowed to look at the screen as I type. It helped. I should probably turn off spell check and grammar check as well. I'm almost to my 1667 words for today. Now that everyone in the house has had their breakfast (I always cook Saturday mornings) I should be able to get the last 552 words for today finished. 

The cool thing is that once I was able to silence my editor (at least in spurts), I discovered I like what I've written. So far. I'm beginning to think I might be able to do this!

Day 1: 1682 words

4 comments:

C.R. Evers said...

Wow! that's awesome! Already over 1600 words and the day has only just begun! You go girl!

You can do this for sure!

And cooking breakfast for everyone too! Are you super woman?

Christy

Rena said...

Good luck with your writing! I was happy to see the tickers were finally working. :)

Janelle said...

Wow Nora! 1667 words before breakfast? That's amazing! Youll be done with 50,000 in no time and I'm so impressed to know you! : )

Brenda said...

Great job! I too have had to fire my inner editor...it wasn't pretty, she didn't want to go quietly...grin...

I put a towel over my screen on my laptop...and have made a deal with myself...every 1000 words, I can eat some chocolate and I can look at my story to see how many read lines (spelling) and green lines (grammar) I have...it they don't total 25...I leave it alone and eat some more chocolate...grin...