in the zone… day 2 of nanowrimo

well i have reached 1600 words and still going. it seems rather disjointed but things sort of pop in and the character is nothing like i thought they would be. which is weird but that is how it is turning out. and i may have to change the title. this whole process is so different from doing hair. you start a haircut based on a visual you (and your client) have in your head. the creative challenge is to allow the hair to assert itself and yet stay in the confines of the “style” you have chosen. when you write and try to stay within the ideas of character and plot, it becomes heavy and stilted and boring. but if you let the character do whatever they want, be who they are, it’s kind of like telling the story of a friend of yours because they become the other person in the room. i know… it is weird… but there you go…

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