Take that NaNoWriMo

On Friday I told myself I was going to do nothing this weekend but write. Write, write, write, write…And that’s what I did. When I woke up on Saturday, I was over 2,500 words behind on my NaNoWriMo project. By the time I went to bed last night, I was over 2,500 words ahead! I managed to write 7,ooo words worth on Saturday, and I squeezed out another 4,000 yesterday. Phew…

demotivation.us_Exhaustion-Is-the-best-proof-that-the-day-wasnt-wasted_132767036027Now, I know most of the stuff I’ve written so far will be heavily revised–most likely crumpled up and trashed–but it’s okay. I’m thoroughly enjoying the new path Fallers has taken so far. It’s a 100% new book. Even my protagonist isn’t the same. I’ve changed her name, her physical appearance and most of her personality. I’ve also taken the lead male from my previous drafts and bumped him up to co-star status. Now the chapters go back and forth between his and her POV’s (much like the Legend series format, but in third person). I’m finding this new structure is adding a deeper dynamic to the plot and driving the story forward in much more intriguing way…

Of course, it could all be junk and I’ll end up returning to a single POV. Who knows? This is what first drafts are all about: Risks, errors, victories, epiphanies, more errors, more epiphanies…Fun, fun, fun. Right?


So, how was your weekend, NaNoWriMo’ers? Catch up? Get ahead? Give up? DON’T GIVE UP! Go grab that piece of chocolate and take a deep breath and maybe cry a little. It’s okay to cry, remember?

Now, go get to work. Go, go, go! You can do it!

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