Morning Pages Entry – June 11, 2014

Again, here’s another morning where I don’t have a whole lot I want to say to my morning journal, that hasn’t already been said before. Other than this … you need to start writing more, and today, the number one goal, is to outline some more scenes either for my current novel, or a new one, and start writing those scenes in my morning journal … period. That’s it. Starting tomorrow, your going to start a new habit, and enforce it for 30 days minimum – and that habit is to write a new scene every morning in your morning journal. At least 750 words, but more likely to be 1000 words. If you want to add personal stuff afterwards that’s fine, but the main reason for your journal going forward is to be for writing a new series or adding to the old series. So, get working on those outlines today. It should be fun. Let’s see, how big of an outline you can come up with. And, a thousand or more words in the journal, will guarantee you a short novel every month. That’s pretty cool I think. And, we should put it into scrivener I suppose. That will be a bit of a learning curve again, but that’s ok. Or, I suppose, we could even put it in EverNote … nah, probably outlining in Scrivener is the way to go … you can likely use the meta data to make that work, or maybe the scene notes. We want to sue scenes and sequels, and conflict as we outline. Reread some of Jim Butchers stuff, and Dwight V Swains stuff as well. That should get you on the right track for it. So, something new it is? I’m not sure yet. Something new is good, but I do really like the world I’ve started creating in my current novel. You could explore that one some more. Some authors would advise that. Find your one serial, and stick to it. But, your not even sure if the novel you’ve already written is going to attract a readership. You could work on adding more to the ending of that one. That’s likely the way to go. If you broke it into 3, the way you were looking at it, then writing a few more scenes at the end, or somewhere in the middle wouldn’t be a bad idea. It would have to be in yWriter still, so you wouldn’t get to play much in Scrivener, but that’s ok. Playing with new software, is not really the point of all this. And, on another note, I really need to find a better place, to get my almound flour from. Maybe, I’ll run over to Costco, and see if they carry any of it. I can’t remember, how much BulkBarn sells it for, but it couldn’t me more than what Loblaws was selling it for yesterday. You could make it cheaper on your own, with a food processor. I don’t think, I saved that article in EverNote yesterday. I’ll have to do that. I’m usually just used to bookmarking things in chrome. Why don’t I use chrome on my phone? I’m sure, it works in there. Then you’d have all the bookmarks from your desktop in there? So, you need to have more he said, she said going on in these morning journals. You can write well over a thousand words in a half hour, if you just take the same mental approach to writing as you currently use for these journals. Just write and don’t worry about it till afterwards. Get the words out, and edit it the next day. That would likely be the way to go. It wouldn’t take very long to do 1500 or so words. That would be a good goal. You used to do 1250 in 45 minutes the week you did 25K words. And, what the hell! You were so hooked on reading the bird by bird book by Anne Lammot over the weekend at the swim meet, but you haven’t read any of it since you came back. That’s a great book. What’s up with that? There certainly is, something going on here at home where your focus is the shit, and the distractions are plentiful. That’s something that really needs work. You need to recreate that mindset from the swim meet at Brock, where you had all kinds of new and interesting thoughts about life and stuff. Don’t forget that feeling … how do I get that back? Reading new stuff … going somewhere new all the time? Changing your scenery more often? My mind was so much more open and receptive to new stuff … maybe hang out at the university and write more? I don’t know, but that’s something you really need to work on.

TIGERBLOOD: sure DAILYMOOD: good, hectic, distracted LOCATION: home office WORDSWRITTEN: none PUSHUPS: 4:00 wall sit TODO: outline, write, covers? TV: game of thrones, scrubs, Secrets of Sugar documentary BOOK: none GAME: none EXERCISE: none WEIGHT: 170 BREAKFAST: bacon & eggs LUNCH: none DINNER: spaghetti squash SNACKS: orange, grapes, pecans, lara bar ALCOHOL: none BEDTIME: 10 & 1:30 AWAKE: 6:00

 

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