The first week isn’t technically over until after tomorrow, but my weekend is looking busy so I’m throwing this up now. The bad news is, I’m a tad bit behind. The threat of a head cold required a night of cold medicine intake which resulted in sleeping the night away. All of it. So, one slow night and one zero night means writing like a fiend tonight and tomorrow. I’d really like to at least be caught up before week two starts.
The good news is, I’m having a blast. Turns out, being able to tell yourself you don’t have time to second guess, and meaning it, works wonders. Can’t remember a minor name you used 12 pages ago? Put [look back for name] and move on. Know that you need to add some info to the first two scenes to make the motivations clear? Make a mental note and keep those fingers going.
Talk about freedom!
I’m seeing parts of the story I’ve never been able to see before. Thinking of goals and motivation without wanting to jump out a window. And looking forward to having something substantial to revise. Crazy. I also wrote the most words in one night that I’ve ever done when 2000 words flowed onto the paper last night. I’m still wondering where all those words came from.
Would love to hear how everyone’s first week is going. Is the story writing itself? Are the characters running amuck? Anyone brought in an alien abduction just to spice things up? Fellow NaNoers want to know!