nanowrimo

Plotting

  
I’m hoping to finish the last scenes of the novel tonight, but I have a lot of plotting to do to tie all my loose ends together. As you can see, plotting requires lots of notebooks. I haven’t decided how the scene I’m working on right now will end, which is exciting and worrying all at once. I’ll have to leave it to the characters, really – sometimes they just don’t do things the way I planned them and suddenly everything changes. So I can’t wait to see how it plays out in the end 😉

NaNo is going well – I’ll have to fill the last 15K or so with short stories, which is going to be very interesting  since I have no idea what I’m going to write about. But I’m looking forward to getting to know new characters and settings now, I really am.

Weekend

Thank God for weekends. Today, I came home just an hour earlier than usual but it made such a difference! I’ve written 3, 5K on my NaNo today (the novel has now reached over 70K and there aren’t that many scenes left, so it’s very exciting), which feels like a great daily word count considering I’ve been busy at work all day. It’s hard not to compare yourself to others and losing all hope when people have written 35K already… Today, I also happened to read about a girl who’s written 50K and won NaNo in just 24 HOURS. How is that even possible?! And she did this for several years, as well…

Tomorrow I will go visit a good friend and hopefully I’ll return on Sunday with a whole bunch of new writing ideas (because that’s what usually happens)! I need to do some short stories after I’m done with the novel, but I don’t know what they’ll be about yet. I’m also a bit nervous about the last part of the novel, an epilogue, because I don’t have a clue about how many pages it will be or what it will contain, I just know that there are a lot of things I need to tie together. Oh, well. Tomorrow it’s time for a scene that I’ve been longing for for months now, and it’s going to be so much fun to finally get to write it!

Madness

As you might guess, NaNoWriMo is currently stealing what little time I usually have to update this blog. I feel like a crazy person for even doing something like this, when I just started my job and I have very little free time… But it’s so much fun, and I’m just getting closer and closer to finishing my novel, which I’ve been working on since May. My current word count is 8500, and writing is becoming harder and harder since I haven’t had any time to plan my scenes before I actually write them – I do know what the scene will be about and what the point of it is, but I like to do a very detailed planning because it keeps me from getting stuck.

Still, I am a determined writer and I will do this! The important thing to me is to finish my story, not to win NaNo – but yeah, that would be pretty nice as well. A girl can dream…