So, I haven’t updated a ton here on the blog. And there is a good reason for that.
NANOWRIMO IS EATING MY SOUL!!!!
I began this NaNoWriMo in a way that I never have before. I changed my idea for my story at the very beginning – in fact it may have even been November 2nd (when I started writing) that I changed my idea. And it hasn’t turned out so great. The story that I am writing is not a great story. It’s not even a good story. It’s actually pretty bad.
But, I’m getting words out there. And, despite the fact that I am over 10,000 words behind, I plan to finish this story. Even if it means that I have to kill off all of my characters in the end.
…And then, maybe I will have learned a valuable lesson. So far, I have learned two valuable lessons.
1. Write the story you want to write. Even if you don’t think that you will do it justice. I am sure that I would be further ahead and enjoying my story more if I had picked one of those ideas that had sparked me in October
2. There is treasure – even in the rubbish. Sometime when I was going through some word sprints to up my word count a little bit, I wrote what is possibly my most favorite line ever written. And, if nothing else, I can be proud of that line. And use it elsewhere if I want to. We will see.
So, I need to go and do some more writing. My goal is to get to 2,500 words written today, which I should actually surpass. And that is more than I currently need per day to write. So, there is still hope.