Monday, February 15, 2010

Yeah? So what do YOU think about while writing?

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I'm in the middle of my vomit draft (pre-first-rough-draft draft) of my next novel. Amazing what elbows its way into my mind when I should be thinking only of the storyline I'm wrangling with. (Or is it "with which I am wrangling"? And does that question mark go inside the quotation marks? Must add these questions to the list.) To wit:
  • That screen looks better blank than with what I've just written.
  • I need to update my to-do list. 
  • I need a better format for my to-do list.
  • Is to-do hyphenated?
  • This story stinks and everyone already knows it.
  • I wonder if I've gotten an email since the last time I checked three minutes ago.
  • Maybe I should Google "quick and easy ways to complete a first draft."
  • Hmmm. Missed a spot on my chin while shaving this morning.
  • I wonder what's going on in Facebook land.
  • I wonder if a goatee would make me look more writerly.
  •  Better check email again. Probably just missed one last time I checked.
  • Is this character even remotely believable? Likable? I think not.
  • The dog needs walking. It would be cruel to let her continue sleeping contentedly at my feet.
  • "First of all, I'd like to thank all the members of the Nobel Prize committee..."
  • That spot on my chin is driving me crazy. 
  • Should I make one of the characters a vampire? 
  • Pitchers and catchers report to training camp soon. Must find out the exact date. Right now.
And you?