Okay, so week three did not go as well as I would have liked. My goal by Sunday was to have around 40,000 words done. It might have happened…if I’d written a single word all weekend. Sigh. Once again life stepped in and mucked up the plans. But I will say I didn’t have much inspiration to write anyway. There are a few scenes running through my head and my most recent Indie Ink challenge gave me a kick in the pants for one of them which was nice but overall I can feel myself dragging.
There is a HUGE scene, pivotal for the entire novel, that I really should do…but I’m holding off. I’m not sure why. I suspect if I let myself write it the rest of the book will just fall into place and I’ll be able to continue on to the end but instead I keep jumping back to other scenes and adding to them.
One of my writing buddies, The Drama Mama is going through some similar issues so at least I know it’s not just me. I think it’s the fact I have forced myself to write this story so linear instead of bouncing around with scenes like I normally do. My muse is pushing me to bounce…should I listen?
At this writing I am at around 36,000 and still 10 days to go. I will make it. I know I will. I don’t like failing The fact I’ve seen other people already hit that magical 50,000 mark is inspiring.
To all my fellow NaNo’s: how has week 3 treated you? Is your story dragging or are you charging forward?