Several of us Pendragon Variety ladies are writing all the words for National Novel Writing Month, and if you’re striving alongside us, you’re about to enter week three, where many of us face a slump in word output. Maybe you’ve run through most of your outline and about to type “the end” at 20k. Maybe you’ve got loads of scenes left to write but the characters have gone left when you said right, or maybe it’s your energy that’s run off and real life is banging on your door.
Remember that NaNoWriMo is about enjoying the writing community and pushing yourself to make progress on that draft and possibly (gasp) learn things about how you write and/or why this story is/is not working for you.
Personally, I (Michelle) am working on a third book in a series and am struck once again by how many #$%@ing scenes there are to write and rewrite and notes here and timelines there and omg. One month will never be enough, but the concentrated output will give me a draft to work with and allow my brain to hyper-focus on this impossibly long thing. I’m definitely at the point in #NaNoWriMo where I feel like no matter how many words I write, there are so many left.
But never fear! NaNoWriMo offers a unique opportunity to commiserate with other writers. Advice abounds! So sit back for a moment and read something encouraging, connect with us on nanowrimo.org, twitter, and facebook, and go ahead and complain (or boast!) a little.
Cheers! And keep at it!
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