Saturday, November 7, 2009

Digital Fatigue

Been a few days so I thought I'd stop by and check in with myself. Wonder how one does that? Seemed like a good idea a minute ago. Anyway, been burning up the keys doing the Nano writing. Managed to cross the 15K mark earlier today. A bit ahead of schedule but not too much so. Trying to build a little cushion just in case the muses go on break.

This year has been more adventuresome than last. Exploring the world the characters live in with them. Worked pretty well so far. No Pulitzer or Nobel for it but that's not the point anyway. Nano does seem to eat your brain though. Find myself mulling over parts of it or thinking about inserting a scene here and there all the time now. If you haven't tried it you might want to.

Thinking about the Script Frenzy event that happens in the spring sometime. No clue how to put together a script. Might should ought look that up later on. If it does what I think it does, it would be a good exercise for tightening up dialogue. Read somewhere that even the dialogue should move the plot forward. I try to do that, but sometimes the characters just want to ramble.

As this bit of prose lengthens so does the debate in Congress, or the House to be more specific, about healthcare. Don't know where I stand on that. For sure the system needs work, not sure that government involvement is the answer. On the other hand, who else is there to step in? Call me fatalistic or whatever, I don't think the opinion of the little guys like me matter that much any more. Too much power and money out there. But if it makes you feel better, keep believing that you can make a difference in that respect.

Well, the fingers are tired, the eyes are burned out from staring at the screen for way too long now and the brain is beginning to circle back on itself. Must be time to do something else.


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