Cool music (Mark's friend) and cool copy (Mark's doing!) at the MARVINs. Really cool guitar sounds. I'm easily impressed with the guitar, LOL: it's an instrument I have no experience with.
Something different happened yesterday. It was one of those BIG SHIFTS that happen so quietly you almost don't realize them.
I got upset.
And I wrote.
Okay, that doesn't sound that dramatic, but every time I've been feeling, I pour it out on the piano. Yesterday was the first day I poured out words on a page.
Production at either the piano or the computer are largely worthless when feeling a lot of emotion, but it was an interesting shift. I have been known to write haiku when upset, but that involves a calm enough mind to count syllables and choose words, usually. This was just haphazard poetry, half-sentences, snippets, whatever. Characters and journaling mixed in.
An emotional mess.
Which brought me to my plan.
I promised not to agonize. I do that every time I try to write or come up for an idea for a NY-able novel. Okay, I'm going to break down now and then, but here's a good plan, I think:
2,000 words a day, in the morning, for writing projects that have a 70-100% of making money. This will alleviate any guilt I feel about writing for NaNo, which might not produce anything of value, let alone bring in any money.
1,500 words a day of self-indulgent crap for NaNo. Anything except E.E.E. (see last post for explanation.) Which means, at the end of November, I will have 50,000 words of Haiku, of "I can't think of what to write" over and over, or some gems of something I can use.
But at least I'll know. You know? I'll have tried.
So if you're doing NaNo, what's your goal? And if you're not, what's your goal for November, anyway? And do you ever indulge in writing crap, purposefully? Ever write crappy, emotional poetry? (Or in your case, it might be great, heartfelt poetry!)
How do you soothe your soul?