Thursday, November 29, 2012
So I'm at 43,000 words for the month of November. My story, which until now has unfolded from my brain as thought it were there the whole time and I just needed to find it, has hit the quicksand. I have thrown everything at it that I can think of: a little mystery, a fight scene, some humour, an unexpected character. Everything.
And still I sink deeper into the mire.
I think part of the problem is that I'm in entirely new territory, working on a children's book. It's the most fun I've had in... forever... but it's, well, new. The scope is huge, the characters are larger-than-life, the adventure is rollicking (one hopes), and I am following Mr8's advice to 'throw in a battle' at every opportunity.
Me and swords, we're like 'this'. *crosses fingers*
Two days to go. Looks like I'll be Wri more next Mo.
Actually, I'm wondering if I can include this blog post in my NaNoWriMO total. After all, writing about the story's gotta count, right?
Are you doing NaNoWriMo? Are you nearly there... or writing the words The End over and over to get your tally up?