Writing on Napkins
I realized, yesterday, that I completely forgot to update the progress bars for Crimson Dawn (that is, by the way, the working title for the Pirate Otome WIP). UI is actually at 50%.
As for the new Challenge Project (I will find a title for this soon, hopefully.), I am up to three thousand words typed and lots more handwritten on napkins.
Yes, napkins. No joke.
I don’t actually have a habit of drafting on napkins. Normally, I type everything. I work so much better on a computer. But I was at this conference last week– some circuit design lecture-thing that I went to for work. One of the sessions finished early and I had an hour before the next one. Perfect time to
Except I didn’t have my notebook. I almost always have my little notebook, but I took it out of my bagthat morning (because why would I ever need a notebook, right?). So I grabbed a stack of napkins from the refreshments table, poured myself a cup of coffee, and picked out a quiet table with plenty of sun.
It sounds so silly, but it’s really an incredible feeling. We hear all these stories about authors or play-writes drafting on the backs of napkins in secluded coffee shops. I think it’s something every writer needs to try, at least once. I would recommend, however, numbering your napkins. I should have, but I didn’t. You can probably imagine what happened there. 🙂
One week down, three weeks to go. Hopefully we’ll get somewhere.