Too Lazy & Laid Back

Realized that NANOWRIMO is not for me, just like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others are not for me. Maybe it works out for many out there (hats off to them !), but it doesn’t work for me. Inspiration does not come every single day. It comes in spurts, in bits and pieces, on special days and certain times that I fondly call “rainbow-tinged moments”. Therefore, typing 2000 words per day doesn’t seem my cup of tea. I can only write at specific times when inspiration strikes me, or when the characters of my novel urge me on to give them life on paper. Those who may finish their books in November are wizards in the truest sense of the term. They are people whose brains probably work faster and better than mine. And I respect them from the core of my heart ! But its not for me !

I suppose I am too lazy and laid back when it comes to writing. I tend to spend hours framing my characters in my brain. I lie back in a comfortable chair or sofa, close my eyes, let the winter in filter in through the window curtains and think. And dream. And ruminate. And then after an hour or two I switch on my laptop and type in all that I could see…deep within me. I suppose someday my agent or publisher or whoever will be dealing with my books will definitely go bonkers over this attitude of mine ๐Ÿ˜€ But that’s me. Too Lazy and too laid back. The typical old world writer….too slow for this fast moving world !

Congratulations on yet another failure ! I guess I failed to keep up with NANOWRIMO ! ๐Ÿ˜€

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4 replies on “Too Lazy & Laid Back”

  1. I can well understand. NANOWRIMO is really a marathon and one should be very determined and focused to arrive at the end of the month with her or his 50.000 words written. As a matter of fact, only one time it happens to me to successfully run NANOWRIMO, and even in that occasion, I remember moments of great difficulty.

    Definitively NANOWRIMO does not fit my actual habits. But I’m still grateful for that time, that prompted me to really write down my novel.

    1. That’s wonderful. Congratulations on sticking to their tough schedule. I doubt if I can ever do it. And thank you very much for dropping by on my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You did not fail, Edelweiss. You tried and learned about yourself. Isn’t that the whole point of trying anything? I think the primary goal of practicing writing is to discover a) how do I write? and b) what material turns me on? My hunch is that writers who write literature have to spend a good deal of writing time thinking. I, for one, no longer separate writing and thinking; they are one and the same process. In order to write something you need an idea and where does the idea come from? It comes from thinking, of course. Sadly, many cultures place a premium on action and have little use for thoughtโ€”forethought especially. But when we follow that course, we easily find ourselves in the position of not looking before we leap. And if it’s any consolation, I am a NANOWRIMO failure too! hahaha.

    1. Ha ha ha ! Birds of a feather flock together it seems ๐Ÿ˜€ Jokes apart what you state is definitely worth a thought. A lot of the process goes into thinking. Nowadays, be it writing or office work or even teaching focuses on how much can be done within a little span of time. Even our universities have switched to the semester mode to fit into the “action oriented” world. However, I firm;y believe that each to his or her own. Maybe it works for some people, but definitely not for me !

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