Tierney James, Author

Lipstick & Danger

Retail Therapy vs. NaNo

Posted on Nov 4, 2015 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized
Just an update on my NaNo project. I’m now working on Chapter 7. I didn’t get to write yesterday because I was too sick. Finally went to the doctor in a nearby town to get checked out and a dose of antibiotics. It’s a sinus infection that makes me feel like I’ve been run over. I don’t get sick often so when I am I become the biggest baby ever. So while I was in the big city of Springfield I decided to do a little retail therapy to make myself feel better. After hitting Macy’s, Kohl’s, Charming Charlies and a few other places that were having sales I began to feel like a new woman.

Don’t believe for a second I wasn’t writing in my head though. I have a method when I’m not at my computer.

1. Play music (without words) that both excite and weave stories.
2. Talk to my characters. (In my head of course.)
3. Think about what mischief they might get into while I’m away.
4. Jot down important moments in a notepad I carry while I grab a bowl of soup & an ice tea.
5. Plan out other scenes in other projects I have on the back burner.

When I got home I’ll admit I took a nap. Sinus, remember? So to give myself a pass on not working I listened to a Jeff Groins webinar on creating a supportive tribe. This keeps me working while recovering. I never have down time from my imaginary friends. Keep writing folks! I’m on it today! 

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  1. Comment by Chuck Robertson
    November 4, 2015 8:41 pm

    You talk to your characters only in your head? Sometimes I find myself talking to them out loud. Then, people wonder about me.

  2. Comment by Tierney James
    November 5, 2015 1:49 am

    I don't judge! Sounds reasonable to me, Chuck. What are you writing these days?

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