Yesterday was the first day of NaNo. I was impressed with my ability to come up with 1200 words before noon. Then the rest of the day was a blur. I tend to have a strong ability to say what I want briefly. It is my weakness in blogging and writing. It is a talent that gave me an A on short stories and newspaper articles in college. I like to say a lot with the least amount of words. Sometimes when I read great writings I am amazed at how little action has unfolded in ten or twelve pages. Yesterday morning after the completion of the 1,200 words I was empty. The deadline for posting the first 2,000 words was midnight, right? Well, I headed the famous advice of a famous writer and sat my a** in the chair at ten o’clock to finish the last 800 words. It wasn’t easy but achieved.
I ask you, what do you do to stretch out your drama, dialog or writing?