Just in case you're following along, here's my week three report. And wow, that week flew by, did it not? I did have a couple of bad days this past week, writing-wise, just as I expected, though even then I managed a couple hundred words just so I could update the page and say that I've haven't actually missed a day! Even that's a pretty crazy goal and accomplishment really.
So, I loved my story up until Thursday/Friday and then BAM, I hit a wall. You know all the feelings... why am I doing this... this is crap... what a lot of time to waste doing something that will go nowhere... I don't know what to write next... it's terrible so why try...blah blah blah. I hate it when that happens. But then Saturday things picked up again, I got over the little hump of "what happens next" even though the story is going its own direction and I'm just hanging on for the ride. I wish I was more imaginative than I am so I could truly figure things out but who knows. Maybe something cool will happen.
My story has three distinct parts... and I've just crossed over into the third part. While that doesn't necessarily mean I'm nearing the end, it feels like things are going to start getting crazy in anticipation for that climatic moment (assuming I can write myself there) which makes me excited. I'm frustrated because I keep thinking of things I need to go back and change, or add or fix or delete, but that's not what Nano is about, so there's a huge list that's started and hopefully I can remember what/how/who/when I need to make those changes.
I was pondering sharing an excerpt but I'm vetoing everything. Instead, I thought I'd share a list of some of my characters names. A few of them have been nameless until today and I'm excited that they finally have names! So I give you, my characters:
Speaking of characters, one thing that happened this week, I started reading last year's Nano story, which I haven't looked at for pretty much a whole year. And I'm dying to work on it again! And revive those characters! And actually finish it and polish it and see what someone other than me, thinks of it. So that'll be the project starting just as soon as Nano ends. I wonder if I can revise two stories at the same time. Or three even.
Well anyway, as of the beginning of today, I'm at about 42,000 words. One week to get 8000 more. I can totally do this, despite Thanksgiving!
How about you? Feeling strong? Pushing on to the end? Giving up? Wondering what the heck is happening to your story?
Isn't Nano so much fun!?!
|This is how I keep track of my word counts.|
|Brand new writing buddies. Aren't they so cute!?|