Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Why I didn't Finish NaNoWriMo

I was doing great the first week. I wrote 10,000 words and earned a badge. This was my first attempt at NaNoWriMo, and I was already ahead of schedule. But then, I stopped. I was robbed of time. My book wasn't cooperating. I was realizing that the stress of meeting a daily, weekly, or monthly word count had little to do with actually writing my book.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Good Writing

It's been a very productive weekend so far. Yesterday, I put in about 4000 words, and I'm only about 14 chapters away from finishing my rough draft, which will be about 53 chapters long.

I always have an outline, but my outline is not set in stone. Sometimes there are issues that I didn't see, or an idea may be a bit too complicated to fit in. My favorite part are the ones I didn't see coming, the things that become solutions to problems and fit so nicely while adding layers to the story I never dreamed of. After weeks of trying to force a plot and struggling to add words to the page, it's kind of a miracle how it all starts to come together.

Hopefully, this will be finished soon.