As of this morning, I am halfway through my NaNoWriMo goal. Yes, I have hit the 25,000 word mark. Actually, it’s 25,027. Here is the good, bad and ugly since the last time I posted an update.
- I am still absolutely, 100% determined to meet my 50,000 word goal.
- I am half way towards reaching my goal.
- I have a general outline of major story events that need to happen, and have designated how much of my word count I need to write to push my story along each event.
- This is still fun!
- Because I already know what I want to happen in my story, it has been hard sitting my tush down to write out the details. Major lesson learned: Books don’t write themselves!
- I found myself rewriting a particular scene over and over and over. Sometimes my perfectionism rears its ugly head and makes me unproductive. I have to tell myself to Stop It! out loud, which gets strange looks from my boyfriend.
- Being an author (even for a month) is time-consuming. I’m sure you have noticed that I’ve been a blog slacker lately. Not to worry though, I’m planning some very exciting events that will take place on Fire Pages as soon as this writing whirlwind is over!
- OMG! I can’t decide what point of view I want to write in. I skip from first person, to third, then back to first. I think I have created a mess of a story that only I will understand at the end of this NaNoWriMo adventure. Authors make writing from a single point of view look very easy. Well, it is so not easy. Hats off to you wonderful authors!