Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Unexpected Plot Twists or Writing While Moving

Heh. I love planstering sometimes. Oh sure, on occasion it drives me batty, but every once in a while, I'm writing along and a plot twist just jumps into my head.

Like tonight. I wasn't expecting that particular thing to happen in the story, but I'm sure glad it did. It was almost like reading a book someone else wrote. And it was so good. :grin:

Ever have that happen to you?

Now that I've written that great twist, and posted about it, I'd like to address something someone commented about in another post. Yes, I am moving and writing. I'm also still schooling (albeit on an abbreviated schedule until after the move). It's not as superhuman as it sounds. I pack and prepare during the day while my daughter is reading or doing her online Spanish course. Since I've made a moratorium against any moving activities at night or on the weekends, I can still work on my writing then. (My husband works too hard all week - bringing home the bacon that keeps me fed and housed and hooked into the net - to have to worry about all the moving crap. Besides, we'll have a happier home if we don't work on this particular project together. Trust me.) Plus, since we aren't moving a lot of stuff, I don't really have too much to pack - other than my books. My books, my job. I wouldn't wish that chore to anyone.

Not to mention, I'm a fast typer, so when I do sit down, my output is pretty high. On the other hand, I can only work in short spurts, so an hour or two works better for me anyway. It's all good. Sometimes I wish I could write for longer periods, but my brain goes on strike if I work it in long stretches.

Anyway, don't expect any output late next week. This stuff has to get from here to there in a few days time, and then I have a moving sale to take care of. I expect to be a toad during those days.

Keep up the good words out there. Time for me to get back to work.

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3 comments:

Debs said...

I love it when my characters do things that I don't expect them to. So much fun.

Happy moving.

The thought of trying to pack up all my books and move them somewhere is not one that I wish to contemplate.

Kristen Painter said...

I love those unexpected things! Sometimes those little "gifts" are what make the day's writing worthwhile.

Travis Erwin said...

I love it when something unexpected but great develops out of nowhere. It is those moments that make writing a joy.