Sunday, 4 September 2011

The best things come to those who wait?

No, nothing dirty this time - although that could be an interesting discussion for another time!

I've spent today laying out the plotline for this year's NaNoWriMo story. It's been a refreshing break from everything else that I've got going on at the moment, and I threw myself into the research and story whole-heartedly; so much so, that I'm now raring to start writing it already. My head is spinning with little vignettes and images, and the thought of waiting another two months before breathing inky life into the characters that are roaming around inside my mind is almost unbearable.

However...I cannot help but think that over the space of the next two months, the characters and tale will develop to such depths that by the time that November 1st rolls around, the quality of the story that I'll weave from them will be much greater than anything I could sketch out now.

Those of you who know me will already be aware that I'm not, by nature, a patient person. I like instant gratification, and once I've got even the slightest hint of a plot bunny in my head, I like to run with it and throw myself into it until it's complete, to the extent of scribbling away furiously at 4am just to have it finished one day earlier than it would otherwise have been.

'Triumvirate', though? I'm going to hold fire and teach myself a little patience. There's always more research to be done, and I can't help but think that by waiting just this once, when I do start writing, I'll know my characters so well that translating their tale to black and white words will be like simply spilling my innermost thoughts onto the screen.

Normal service resumed next time - a free piece of erotica for your titillation on Tuesday or Wednesday. Just to tease you until then...

Kate x


  1. Anticipation is such a sweet little part of life. I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year for the first time and I'm in the same boat. I'm dying to start typing but I really want to respect the process. I've come up with 3 ideas so far and probably a dozen more before Nov. 1st comes around.

    Good Luck!

    PS. I'd love to hire you to edit if you have time.

  2. J, I can always find time! Do bear me in mind and email me at when your first draft is complete if you'd like to sort something out.

    Oh, and good luck for NaNoWriMo! There really is nothing like it.

    Regards, Kate.