At 4:15 PM today I decided to do the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in which the target word count is 50,000 by the end of November. No bright ideas came to mind … blank slate there today. Sigh. So I did no planning, and will write freestyle anything that comes to mind., trusting the creative center of my thinking process. I titled the manuscript “Harvesting the Soul.” I’ll pluck out memories and work with them, musing along the way, what they might signify. Something likely only interesting to me.
The advantage to this process shows a writer what they can accomplish if they will “just write” and not edit, to get the first draft of their story done. I very much need a refresher course on that process!
This challenge attracts thousands of writers world wide.