Shit I Write During NaNo
"Grace ruminated on the simplistic beauty of the name “fireplace,” which so efficiently solved the dilemma of resolving a thing’s name with its purpose."
See more of my progress this month on my writing Tumblr, Morningdweller.
1. Yay, Verily. You Must Sit Down and Write.
1a. Thou shalt not go see a movie instead. Or watch reality TV. Thou shalt write. No. Stop. You don’t need to clean out the fridge right now. Neither dost thou need to sort the recycling. I’m not even kidding. Go and write.
1b. Thou shalt not just think about writing. Seriously. That is not writing. The worst unpublished novel of all-time is better than the brilliant idea you have in your head. Why? Because the worst novel ever is written down. That means it’s a book, while your idea is just an idle fancy. My dog used to dream about chasing rabbits; she didn’t write a novel about chasing rabbits. There is a difference.
1c. Thou shalt not read, either. I know it’s book-related, but it’s not actually writing. Yes, even if it’s a book about how to write. Yes, even if you’re doing research. You can research later. Sit. Down. Write.
The One Rule (to rule them all!) of Writing!
—from Patrick Rothfuss’ NaNoWriMo pep talk, Nov 6, 2013