It’s day three of National Novel Writer’s Month-NaNoWriMo for short.
On the website, I’ve participated two years. Off the website, I think this makes the fourth year I’ve attempted it. This year, I have a game plan. Sort of.
Game plan: Six, fifteen-minute blocks where I focus just on the story for 15 minutes and nothing else. If I write something in the story that I need to look up, I’m waiting until after the 15 minutes are up before I can. [Name] means I need to find someone’s name to put in the spot because I couldn’t think of one in the 15 minutes I had. [City, country/state] means I couldn’t think of where I wanted the scene to be happening right then and there.
So far, this has worked. This morning I got in my writing before people got to work. I got here and I was excited to sit down and type out Toby, Kate, Ben “Penny”, Maria, and the other characters I have set up in my current story, title unknown.
It all starts with a journey and ends with one too. Although where the characters end up has yet to be seen. Right now though, I’m happy with where I am with it.
Another part of the game plan: Reminding myself that it doesn’t have to be perfect. It just needs to be good enough that I finish writing the story and reaching the goal of 50,000 words. After that, I can fluff up certain parts and erase others. This is just a first draft.
Listening to: Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Quote of the Day: “Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.” ― Bear Bryant