It’s an age-old question. What came first: the chicken or the egg? The plot or the protagonist?
What if the shaping of the story and your main character happens at the same time?
I swear I’m doing it this time! Several times I’ve said in my blog posts that I’d take on Camp NaNoWriMo but I fall short. I even signed up last April with a project and cabin—but didn’t write one word.
That’s going to change.
Here’s how Camp NaNoWriMo goes for me: I pick out a writing project that I’m psyched to write, yet I find myself with the mantra “I’ll start it tomorrow” because of work and family commitments and errands until I find myself with the month over and no words written.
Has this happened to you?
Some songs you add to a playlist so that you have music to listen to while you write. Just like you have songs to pump you up for your writing session or celebrate what you accomplished after your writing session.
Then there’s the playlist of songs that honor your story as a writer. That’s what you’ll find in this music list.
You can’t search for ways to write more as if each day of the year is the same. Some days are longer or shorter than others. Some days are warmer or colder than others. Some days are more eventful than others.
You have to craft a writing strategy that allows you to write more season by season.