May 19, 2011
Wannabe Writers #50 (Forced Creativity)
Where I am in the writing process: Unpublished!
My current problem(s): Speed writing...still.
So I'm currently working on the first draft of the novel I'm calling ELIXIR. I reached 30k words this week. I'm still trying to speed write through this draft in order to avoid over-editing like I tend to do. My goal is to finish this first draft in about a month. That's about 10k per week and it's not like I don't have the time, it's just hard to pull creativity out of your brain that fast. I'm taking lots of naps trying to speed up the process. You see, when I'm laying down for a nap thats when I tend to do my best daydreaming. I need to picture the conversations in my head before I can even attempt to force it out and onto paper.
My question(s) this week: Can creativity be forced?