WORD COUNT: As of today, Monday November 16, I am up to 14, 475 words.
- I CAN outline.
- I love my outline
- My outline can grow and change as I grow and change. (It's becoming pinker by the day - pink index cards mean polished - another not-a-NaNo-goal)
- AND... I put a common theory of revision writing to test tonight and lo and behold, IT WORKED!
What's the theory? Some writers believe when you write a brand-new draft, you should never look back at your old draft again.
Sounds scary, right? And a little crazy like reinventing the wheel. BUT... the theory is, all the good stuff from the previous draft will stick with you, all the yucky stuff will be forgotten, and new stuff will emerge.
So, after a little "whine" while trying to merge two old chapters and add new info and yet keep to my short chapter page lengths, I decided to give it a try. I shut down the old draft and just wrote. Seriously, 15 minutes later, I had 1,097 new words, all shiny and sparkly.
Robert Olen Butler - From Where You Dream - you are becoming my new god and bible!!!! It worked, people! It really worked.