Just a short message from my NaNo process I thought I’d share.
Remember when I said I had a hard time because the story and characters kept fighting me? Well… it took a week of writing through wool.
It was painful. It was difficult. It was a constant battle trying to find words and knowing what happens next.
Then it was week 2. THAT week. The one where things become more difficult because the story really needs to start going places by now.
I was in a panic about that, because unlike most WriMo’s, I didn’t even have the advantage of the beginner’s thrill. That I’d lost by day 3.
Still, after some encouragement from two ladies I met for a write-in, I decided to keep trying. It was even harder and I started to foresee the onset of Saggy Middle Syndrome. You know the one. Where you have no idea where the story is going any more, so it sags right where it’s supposed to be growing in excitement.
I despaired of my hopes to ever win a NaNo, but on the evening of day 8, something wonderful happened.
My female main character decided to take a new course of action. It changed everything. Set up the conflicts, stakes, everything. It was as if the gates of writerly heaven swung open and I could just keep going.
That feeling is still there. I’m so excited to keep going.
I think… Dare I say it?
I think I’ll make it.
How are things going for you – NaNo or no?
Missing you all! X