So, how goes NaNo, everyone?
If you’re like me, you’ve already decided that you hate one of your main characters and write them quickly out of whatever scene you put them into just so that you don’t have to deal with them. And have then decided that,because you don’t like writing them, you are going to make the the villain just so that you have a reason to not like them.
If only you could write them.
or your characters have decided that a night on the couch watching TV is NOT what they are after and begin to move it to the bedroom.
And it’s happening while you’re sitting, writing on the couch, next to your parents.
But roadblocks happen. The important thing is to keep going.
Is there one part of your story that you are really looking forward to writing, but you have pages and pages to go until you get there? Well, start writing that section when you get stuck on the one you’re currently on. It keeps you writing and you are also able to think about why you’re getting stuck as you write.
And remember, you can always bring in the Shovel of Death if you need to up your word count. You never know when a nice grisly killing is just what the author ordered.
The magic number is 1667 words a day to finish by November 30th. That’s less than a lot of college response papers. And completely possible to do if you take it in small chunks. Write 400 on lunch, 200 on break, 300 as dinner cooks, a 600 sprint as you wait to switch loads of laundry. And then you’re at 1500 and you only need a hundred and a bit more, so you might as well write before bed!
So keep at it, you can do it!
I’ll see you in the Winner’s Circle!