What was I saying this morning about trudging through a swamp?
I have no idea what happened to day, but the trudging I was feeling this morning when I was writing my NaNo Novel went away. When I wrote here this morning I had 1811 words behind me; right now, the count is 2990, and while that’s not as much as what I had earlier, it’s coming in little bursts of creativity: 200 words here, 300 there, 90 elsewhere. And it’s all adding up, because now my word count is 7200 total over two days.
An I’ll probably add enough wordage to get it to 7500 before I call it a night.
My mind changed somewhere today while I was writing. It might have been just walking away from the computer about 9 AM, because I was feeling worn and my head was spinning; maybe it was showing my second scene to a couple of people and getting good feed back on the action. (Trusty Editortm read the scene and said something along the lines of, “These characters are more secretly badassed.” Yeah, I’ll take that.)
Maybe it’s because something click inside my head and things came into focus. I know they did when I started working on the next scene, because I’ve seen the location in my head for a long time, and the words are coming easier. For me, when I gotta kick the action, it takes me a bit to roll up the visual in my head and put it into words.
But never the less, it’s coming. 7200 right now, maybe 10k tomorrow. I know I can do 50k by the end of the month–maybe the middle of the month. The important thing is getting that “The End” on the last scene and editing the hell out of it.
Then getting someone to publish. That’s the real trick.
Right now I’m doing the easy work.
And, to be honest, it’s becoming a lot of fun.
Maybe doing my nails did the trick . . ..