I'm learning so much!
- I can write for long stretches at a time.
- I don't work like I thought I would. I envisioned myself working for hours at the keyboard. However, I've discovered my best way of composing is longhand, with pencil. This is about the speed my brain works (I know, I'm slow). Then I read what I've written onto a minicassette tape and type it out as if it were dictation (good thing I kept my transcription tools) making wee changes along the way but of course never officially editing. I've sworn off that for the month!
(For your interest, check out this piece about the variety of ways 'real' writers work - sent to my by one of my NaNo buddies)
- This story has been brewing inside me for years (I first had the idea and did some work on it in 2002). It feels very good to get it out of my head and onto a document - I was going to say 'paper' but I haven't even printed the thing out yet.