Back to Basics

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Last weekend I needed to get out of the house. I was basically a hermit all week, and beyond one super productive writing day, my WC was not impressive, or even existent for the most part. So when my husband went to see “Deadpool” Saturday, I went to the coffee shop and demanded I get some writing done!

Well, my Surface does not have Scrivner on it, and while I was initially sad about that, it turned out to be a good thing. I jotted down my plot notes from Scrivner (what I like most about the program) and then just opened the Word document that I use as a backup to my Scrivener one. Let me tell you, writing was so much easier than it has been for me lately. I have been having a tough time rewriting parts of my story because I am trying to use what’s already there too. Well, having a blank page made my creative juices flow so much more easily than they have in weeks and it was a great feeling.

Furthermore, Saturday morning I read Dennard’s Misfit’s & Daydreamer’s newsletter, about getting back into the writing groove and it was so inspirational. She talked about several books she read on productivity, the different “muscles” it works and the different kinds of productivity – pretty interesting actually. But one of her new methods, that I think I should start, was writing a little every morning. She uses prompts or ideas outside of her current WiP, and it’s really to stretch those writing muscles.

I used to do little creative prompts and stopped, but I am certainly going to pick it up again. Do you all have any recommendations for finding good prompts?

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5 thoughts on “Back to Basics

  1. What was the name of that book?! Sounds useful! And I could sure use a kick in the butt to get me back on track. One can only plot so much before it becomes a vicious cycle of avoiding the actual act of writing.

    Good to hear you’re doing well, though, in whatever capacity haha. I’m all about simplicity. And I’m still up for that MS swap anytime you need a fresh eye. ^_^

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