NaNoWriMo 2008: In the Midst of Week One

So, Neil Gaiman has a knack for lifting my writing spirits. In his post today, he linked to this old post, which had the following question and answer.


I’m trying to find my place in writing, and I am leaning towards the Screenplay format. Since you write in almost every format, Which is easier?

1. writing a comic

2. wirting a movie

3. writing a novel

Signed,Bob Castle.

I think it depends on which one I’m not doing at the time. When you aren’t doing it, the other ones are always easier, and the kind of thing that you’re writing is much too hard.


Ah. That’s my problem. It’s funny how my brain seems to have forgotten the utter despair I felt sitting in my hotel room at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville a mere two weeks ago as tried to figure out a way to rewrite the last 30 pages of my screenplay.

So, with this realization (the epiphany being that I always go through pits of self- and story-loathing at varying locations during a project), I feel much better as the write-in approaches tonight. I imagine it also helps that I’m well-rested and highly caffeinated. With a little luck and a lot of effort, I’m hoping to hit 15,000 words tonight, which will put me at 20 percent of my total goal.

I shall leave you, faithful readers, with a picture of Mr. Gaiman himself, that stirs the writing fibers of my heart.

2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2008: In the Midst of Week One

  1. that is such a nice picture, it warms the cockles of my heart…which consequently is a very popular dish in Swansea, Wales (cockles, not hearts that is).

    and I agree, although i don’t ever write screenplays. It makes sense though. Anyway, I believe in you QuailSarah! 🙂

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