Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ROW80 Update And Preview of Coming Attractions

Huh, what? It's time to update my progress again? Oh, crap....

I guess it kind of sneaked up on me. I forgot I was supposed to post tonight.

ROW80 Update for March 14:

Sunday Day 70 - 0 minutes.

Monday Day 71 - 57 minutes. I have instituted a new goal -- which is probably what I'll do for the next quarter. Three "Microbursts" -- or small intensive writing sessions -- a day. I find that I write much more rapidly in that way. So today I had three sessions -- one only 5 minutes long. Fruitful.

Tuesday Day 72 - 25 minutes. More planning than anything. (I think I got in four lines of prose.) I did a lot of other work -- bigger plan thinking.

I hate to say, but I'm just about ready to shift gears again, and that makes me wishy washy. I was going to set a different set of goals for the rest of this dare: something closer to what I'm going to do for the next round, but I don't even have my notes here. Oops.

So we'll just look forward to coming posts:

On Friday Favorites I'll be talking about Robert Cummings, the charming "everyman" of a couple of Hitchcock movies, among other things. I came across another flick of his which predates Dial 'M' For Murder, which has a similar theme, and he has a similar role. Plus his early Hitchcock role in Saboteur where he comes across more like a classic Hitchcock hero than like Bob Cummings. (My mom didn't recognize him.)

Then next Tuesday, I'll be looking into my crystal ball, and guessing where the future of publishing is going.

I also might do a post on Head-Hopping, that dizzying point of view where the author lets you hear what everyone is thinking? A best-selling author did a bad job of one head-hopping scene a few years back, and it made me stop reading the book -- not because of the head-hopping, but because she so badly missed the opportunity it gave her to do something fun. I'd like to post it next week too, but I don't know when.

See you in the funny papers.


Jess said...

Your upcoming posts sound great. I know how hard it can be to focus when you're in flux between goals, but keep it up, you can do it! :-) Have a great week.

Ruth Nestvold said...

Good luck on switching gears! I think I need to do more speed writing too when I shift back into writing mode from editing mode.

Have a great rest of the week. :)

The Daring Novelist said...

Thanks, Jess and Ruth!

And yeah, getting into the "gear switching" mode at the end of a writing dare just compounds the issue.

But I figure it should ramp me up for the next effort.