Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Why Writing Makes Me More Physically Fit*

49 pages left in my plot revision, THANK THE LORD. Granted, I’m not done once I finish those, but I will be done with the hardest part. The other revisions should come a bit easier, so I hope. I don’t know how much longer I can go. XD Have to rewrite the epilogue, but it shouldn’t be too difficult (or very long). Then I’ll actually look at my prologue and make an interesting hook so people will actually want to read more than one sentence.

Worked out on the elliptical at the gym yesterday. Elliptical = Story Ideas. (Unless I watch TV, but the stair-stepper elliptical isn’t by a TV, so I just listen to music and think.)

One of the nice things about being a student was, during boring class periods, I could just daydream and plot out my novels and upcoming scenes, so by the time I sat down to write them, I already knew what to do and how to do it. While I’m glad I’m no longer in school, I do miss those daydreaming sessions. The only time I do them anymore is, as previously stated, on the elliptical. (Doesn’t work with weights—too busy counting reps to think much.)

ANYWAY. Maybe I’ll get this pesky revision over by the end of the week; then I can focus on character tweaks and religion bolstering. :D

*Alliteration not intended.


  1. You should go on walks with your husband and talk about your novel. I get my best brainstorming during those times (with my wife, not my husband, har har), plus I get to go outside which hardly ever happens normally.
    Or write outside in a park or on the steps or on a porch. I tend to write much better with no internet and breathing fresh air.

  2. I totally know what you mean about boring classes = brainstorming time. My government and geography classes were practically designed for that very thing. xD