Monday’s All Write

Usually I take Saturday and Sunday off from writing. I’m trying to adhere to a daily schedule just as if writing this novel was a paying gig. Then on Monday mornings I have to get back into the groove. I’ll go back and reread the last chapter or so and make any changes on the manuscript as a whole that occurred to me over the weekend.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve awakened in the middle of the night with a thought such as, “That tshirt couldn’t have matched her green eyes. Her eyes are blue, idiot.”

One would think my copious character notes would be all I need, yet sometimes in the heat of writing I get details confused.

Anyway, this past weekend I wrote a little bit on both days, just to hedge against the Monday morning “what the hell happened to my characters on Friday” confusion. I wish my brain could keep it all straight, but I’m like a freshly hatched chick every Monday.

My strategy didn’t seem to help all that much at first. On Monday morning I still had to spend some time reviewing what I’d written and where I needed to take the story. But as the day went on the words came more easily and when I reached a good stopping place I was pleased with the way everything had come together.

Will I still feel that way on Tuesday morning? Who knows?

But at least I did the best I could. Right?

Peace, people!

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

26 thoughts on “Monday’s All Write”

      1. NO. Last book I renamed the hero, it made quite different too, personality-wise. I also renamed the heroine’s dead brother 3 times. The dead hubby once and the house name. This present book I have already renamed the house and the hero’s potential surname, the nearby village and one of the minor characters. Then I renamed her back to what I chose already. So dinnae worry.

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      2. More than welcome. Meant to add..this present wip? I even changed the heroine’s name. It is all about getting the feel for what is strongest as you tear books up as you go along, okay xxxxxxx

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  1. The details issue is one of the reasons I wrote using a dual monitor. One screen had my cast notes and timeline on it so I could just glance over and make sure I wasn’t doing something ridiculous. The other had the doc I was writing the story in. Every time I introduced a new character or timing issue, it got noted in the cast notes. If any new details came up about an existing character, it got added to that cast notes document. It made my life SO much easier than trying to go back through thousands of words to find the one line where I might have mentioned something. Even then, when I started the editing process, a lot of that got tipped on its head because some things got moved around. The dual monitor was a life saver when doing edits, too. I had my editor’s notes on one screen and my doc on the other. I really can’t imagine having gone through that entire process with only a single monitor.

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      1. I just used MS word. It worked out great because that is what my editor worked in and it was easy enough to convert to a google doc for my betas/proof readers as well. I know a lot of people use a specific writing app, but word worked just fine for me.

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      2. Not sure if you can actually split a single screen. I used two separate monitors. My laptop monitor and a second monitor (even TVs will work if you have the right connections). I just hooked up the second monitor with an HDMI cable. There is a setting for this on most computers so you can choose which screen is on which side of the display. I have a set up in my office that we can switch out computers and still use a second monitor because Hubby also uses the set up when he works from home. It is a good thing I’m not needing to write at the moment or there might just end up being a fight over who gets the awesome set up! Lol!

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  2. Duel monitors are life changing. When I lost my job, I had to give back both monitors. I had an old monitor from when I owned my sign company. I bought another one and was back in business. I’m so excited to read your book! I’ll volunteer as an editor if you need an extra pair of eyes. 😊

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