NaNoWriMo Day 20

32558 / 50000 words. 65% done!

I’ve managed to write 2000 words in a single hour. I think because I had sketched out in my head the way I wanted the scene to go, and the girls in the basement have been working on it for days. It really is like knocking away bits of rock to reveal a statue beneath (although it needs plenty of refinement). I find it a great improvement that I’ve got a scene that’s over 1500 words long and still going; I’m starting to write longer, mostly by applying the principle of adding more complexity as I go along. Things aren’t so simple, and miniature road blocks get tossed into every scene.

I’ve thought about quitting this NaNoWriMo thing, because it stresses me so during this month, but… hell, I’m going to have to decide whether to spend this chunk of my life doing this stuff, because the time doesn’t make itself. Chuck Wendig’s Failing Versus Quitting (Or, Your Lack of Confidence Is Neither Interesting Nor Unique) is a wonderful kick in the pants. Honestly, it should be a NaNoWriMo pep talk!

~770 words behind, should be able to get through that and more when Thanksgiving and then the weekend come.

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