Half Way, No Way, All the Way

20 Nov

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.

The Good:

  • 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!

The Bad:

  • 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!

The Ugly:

  • 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!
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One Response to “Half Way, No Way, All the Way”

  1. Lisa Alexander-Griffin November 20, 2011 at 4:44 PM #

    Zee, seems you’re chugging along just fine. 🙂 Kudos to you on reaching the halfway mark. Just get the story down. Worry about POV, repetitive words, etc, later. Good for you on having a gerneral outline. That always helps. I’ve never done nano myself, but do know what it takes to get a story done!! Now…butt in chair and write!! 😉

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