Camp NaNoWriMo Days 6 – 9
It seems like writing is so much harder to do at the beginning of the week, and somehow, that just carried forward this week. Is that just me? I think it makes sense for any writer who also has another full-time day job – where do you find the time? I am very much not a morning person, so no matter how hard I try, I can’t get myself up early to write before work, and by the time I get home from work, I’m too tired to write. Ah, one of the trickiest parts of being a writer: finding and maintaining a daily routine.
During the beginning of the week I’m in library mode – I live and breathe the Dewey Decimal System as I work multiple full shifts in a row. You don’t realize how good a job can be for your exercise routine until you work at a multi-floor public library.
Yesterday, I managed to hand write a little during my break. I haven’t handwritten any fiction in something like a year! Maybe I can become one of those writers who finishes a manuscript on pieces of scrap paper compiled from commutes and lunches.
With libraries on my mind lately, I can’t help but theme this post around Dewey.
5 Dewey Decimal Numbers Every Writer Needs
- 808.3 – You can’t be a writer if you don’t write!
- 641.3373 or 641.3372 – The necessary liquid fuel!
- 398.2 – I think we all need to believe in fairy tales and dreams come true. That’s why I write fantasy.
- 612.821 – We don’t get enough sleep – not because of our busy schedules, but because the world isn’t the most accommodating to night owls!
- 910-919 – We may not be able to travel the world (especially not during a pandemic), but we need to put the world in our novels, and to do that, we have some studying to do!
Haiku of the day:
Someone's fingerprints Another life loving this world Of paper and ink