Observations: I think finding the connection between Anton and Sophia may have been a key.
While I’m more than half-way to a win, your participation is still invited. I’m sorry that I have found the neat avenues where I could bring you in. I didn’t get those intriguing polls or anything else that I thought I might have. Ah, life, obligations, depression. (Semi kidding on that last one.)
Honestly, it’s OMG 3 am here. I’m about to sleep without knowing where I’m going next. Ya got an idea? Throw it at me.
Disclaimer: I’m brain dead. It’s 3:12 am. If this doesn’t resemble a draft and there’s not a typo, I think a hallelujah might be in order. 😉
Total word count: 34,097
If we consider that I think it’s it’s still 11/20 and I’m about to go to bed, I am 757 words ahead.
If you’re a pessimist, I’m starting the day behind. Blah.
Observations: I’ve always thought writer’s block was a misnomer. It should be “idea” block because that’s what this is. It’s not that I can’t write. I just don’t know what to write. So I am plodding along.
In the past, I was a bit lucky because while I was doing some mundane task, dishes, vacuuming, whatever, an idea would pop up and then I’d be so excited to write it. Unfortunately my mind seems to be crowded with other things.
So, once upon a time, I said that this might be an interactive novel. Maybe the time for interaction is now. 🙂 After reading this, if you have any nuggets, regardless of how other-worldly, throw them at me.
I am hoping to have more of a writing day tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
Disclaimer: At this stage do I need to tell you? Draft, draft, draft. We’re at the poor, poor writer stage. 😉
Observations: It took a long time to get started today. Much self-examination, wondering why I’m doing this, how embarrassing my writing is. I’m also reading a book and thinking, my writing isn’t anything like this. Why kid myself? 😉 Probably shouldn’t read a published novel and compare it to my NaNo writing.
Anyway, once I decided just to shut my inner demons down who want me to fail, I started typing. I have a ways to go before I catch up and don’t know that it can be done today. Regardless, I’m putting this one as 15a and believe there will be a 15b in the immediate offing.
Disclaimer: A very bad draft lies ahead: proceed at your own risk.
Observations: Honestly, I’ve been so busy today trying to figure out how to get my little rescue dog to me (without me roadtripping 1000+ miles) that I didn’t know if I’d settle myself down to write. Come on, what’s more important a beautiful dog….or NaNo? 😉
I am definitely writing for fun now. What are your impressions? Is this something, after being severely edited and molded, that you could imagine yourself enjoying?
My feeling at this point is that Sophie is only just beginning to come into her character. It’s a process of self-discovery.
Disclaimer: Yup, still a DRAFT. I have not read this one over. I apologize for that. I’d probably still miss a few typos…but not all of them.
And thank you to anyone who is actually reading this. You have my heart…well…not literally. 😉
I just want to make a blanket statement of thanks to those of you who have continued to offer supportive words. Each day it’s getting more and more fun to tackle the writing, which is so much better than the pain of the first day. I think that this is because I’m just writing whatever comes into my head and hoping for the best and no longer stressing as to whether you all will think badly of my writing. It’s NaNo!!! 😀
In this passage, I’ve take up another of the suggestions offered by you all early on, this one from Anne, perhaps better known to you as HorseAddict. It may not have the darkness she intended, if she did indeed intend that. But really none of this is dark. Also, I think her suggestion might proliferate beyond the main character.
Disclaimer: Blah, blah, blah…DRAFT NOVEL! 😉 However, you may continue to stare as you would for a train wreck in real time.
Invitation: I have taken to heart as well as writing, all of your suggestions so far. If you have one, as long as it doesn’t involve beheadings or erotica, please write it in the comments.