Saturday, November 7, 2009

NaNo Update Part 2

Okay well the jury is still out on the story about me, but I've been giving it a whirl. I managed to write 1,170 words today on it so far.

My biggest fear I think is that I'm going to get to a point doing this that it might get too emotional for me.


  1. personally I think it is when it becomes emotional that it is best and easiest to write... Drop yourself into it... you can do it...

  2. One of the best pieces of writing advice I have ever been given was at a university creative writing course I took in Toronto, Canada. The instructor there told us all that everything we wrote during that course would be considered fiction, even if we ourselves knew it to be autobiographical. This had a profound effect on me personally, as I had lived a very hard and painful life up until then. So now I simply write every thing as if it were fiction.
    With a supportive family the writing can become a journey into the self that though painful can bring back treasures of understanding that we didn't have before. It's like a journey through the Underworld that only survivors can make, a rite (a write?) of passage. It may be the hardest thing you have ever done, one word at a time.
    I wish you the very best with that task.

  3. Yes, you can do it. Writing about emotions to me makes them easier to process, good luck!

  4. You can do it, never worry if there is "too much emotion" because there is no such thing. Just do your best and it will be amazing.