Writing in November

For some writers living somewhere in the North of America, it can be sort of a challenge to write during the November days.

We may have come up with the best schedule in the world, no amount of planning or inspiration quotes would make us come out of bed on some dark cold mornings or fight the urge to go to bed as soon as the workday/family evening routine is done.

Isn’t it why NaNoWriMo happens in November? To challenge writers into writing 50 000 words within a month despite the light growing thin and the inner motivation growing even thinner?

It will mean sticking to a plan, making sacrifices, and fighting sleep with all possible means, for most of the challengers anyway.

Yours truly is one of those trying to ignore the soft call of warm blankets. Because this November, I psych myself up to do only one thing: get back to my early morning writing routine.

With one super-duper non-negociable condition.

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How to Make the Words Work?

Words are just up there in our minds, minding their own word business. An infinity of possibilities swirling around in our human brain.

Are they asking to be great, wonderful, mind-blowing? Breath-taking, mysterious, sublime? Nope !

They simply are. But they don’t know that.

For words, and the other words surrounding them, words are just words. A series of signs put one after the other.

The sole business of a writer is to choose those words in order to tell a story.

Simple.

Clear.

Yes.

« Then why the words don’t work anymore », cries the exhausted mama writer.

Bright Sunshine, Yummy Prose

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Writing the Kissing Scene : A Love Story

Looking back at every single one of my writing project, there’s always a love story.

Even if it’s far in the back burner, it’s always there.

I mentioned it before, the (consensual and true and beautiful) kissing scene as always been one of my favourite moment in any kind of story.

It’s so exciting !!! After all that time, and waiting, and those two almost kissing or looking at each other (hello « Miss Fisher » and the first seasons of « Castle »!), it’s finally happening.

Fireworks! Love triumphs! Happily ever after (p.s.: I don’t want to know about the after; I just care about the kissing scene really)!

My love story with the kissing scene has been a long, steady one.

And now, with my Christmas Rom-Com writing project, I get to put that knowledge in practice and created the most romantic kissing scene ever.

No pressure.

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