NaNoWriMo – only 14 000 words!
I can’t believe I’ve written 14 000 words for my first novel, ‘The girl who couldn’t see’-. The title may change. I totally recommend people who procrastinate when it comes to writing to give NaNoWriMo a good go for next year. I’m nowhere near finished and probably won’t be submitting my novel at the end of the month. Of course, I will try and aim for that but I have high expectations of myself.
I’ve discovered that I write whatever comes into my head. There is no planning- I experience everything in my head as I write and then go back and do the edits. I love this way of writing. My characters evolve. I go back and tweak their looks and how they talk and how I describe the settings. People reading this post might think I’m being arrogant. Well, everyone has something they love to do and are good at. It’s my opinion. I suppose I will be less sure of my talents when my book gets scrutinised by an agent. However, I’m not there yet and I write for me.
The next milestone is to hit 25 000 words. I have a lot of ideas that I want to put in, so, I am cherry-picking at the moment. I don’t know why it’s going so well for me – no WB so far. I do feel drained after writing especially when my protagonist is having a rough time and exploring emotions and trying to achieve some kind of happiness. I feel even more drained when my characters argue. I know it sounds nuts but I do! Overall I’m having a ball!.
I wish I still had all the stuff I wrote as a teenager. I lost my way for a bit but it’s all coming back.
So 14 000 words and I didn’t even think I could write one. Not bad at all
Posted on Nov 13, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged Creative Writing, GO THORUGH ALL OF THESE, Goals, Good Writing habits, Writing challenges, writing prompts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.