<$Susan Goodwill$>

Thursday, November 16, 2006

NaNo #14 Journaling

I find that once in a while I have to back off my book and write the story of the plot in one long stream of consciousness--just to sort of figure out the layers of what is actually happening and what the sleuths are uncovering.
I also, not always and not consistently but sometimes, keep a journal. I find, like exercising regularly, regular journal keeping keeps me a little more sane and happy. I guess I am not alone. Sue Grafton talks about this, I think it is in the Speaking of Murder anthology, but don't quote me. Anyway, she has posted some of her journal pages on her website. They are pretty interesting insights into the way the process goes. It's reassuring to me to know we all fumble around without our flashlights once in a while.