NaNoWriMo Day 13

21732 / 50000 words. 43% done!

After a non-fender-bender in the parking lot at the local Safeway, I did not deal well with time and ended up having only an hour and a half to make it to 1,666 words. Well, apparently I write 1,666 words in just barely under an hour and a half.

Reading back what I wrote, I notice that with the Bird-by-Bird approach (zoom up extra large so that you’re only dealing with a few words at a time) I got farther but everything is more disjoint. Which makes sense, since I’m only concentrating on a single bird at a time. The draft is definitely draft-zero material, but with enough promise that on draft-one I can just connect the dots to form a more serious draft, which will get destroyed in draft two, but nevertheless. PROGRESS.

It’s just fun to see the potential for once, even if it is currently a mess. Plus it’s a better mess than my previous NaNoWriMo efforts, which is cheering.

So far, 25 Ways to Unstick a Stuck Story has been handy in blowing through any writer’s block. I’m partial to re-outlining.