NaNoWriMo Day 16

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/day
NaNoWriMo total: 26,667 words
Personal par: 2,000 words/day
Personal total: 34,711 words

Not an auspicious start to the second half of NaNo for me. I didn’t get up at 5 am, as I’d planned and instead slept until 7 am. While I didn’t know it, I was sick, but I’m trying not to use that as an excuse. Part of the problem is that I’ve written myself into a place that isn’t working for me. Nevertheless, I did write from noon to 1 pm today, getting in 1,099 words and bringing my total so far to 34,711, some 8,000 words above par.

My brain worked overtime this afternoon, trying to figure out what was wrong with where I was going in the story. I knew that it was probably a lack of motivation for the action that is taking place, but I wasn’t sure how to get it back. I planned to get in some more writing this evening, but instead, I brainstormed, and after a couple of pages of notes, I think I know how to fix everything. It means changing some stuff, particularly the early part of the story. But it adds a whole new element to the story, adds the motivation earlier and more than anything else, has given me a renewed eagerness to plow forward.

So, assuming that I’m feeling good enough (and possibly even if not) I plan on being up first thing tomorrow morning to start reigning in the story, and reshaping it to where I want it to go. Not rewriting, because I can still use most of what I’ve written, simply adding and reshaping. I’m excited to get started on it. So despite this being the first day that I didn’t make the NaNo word count for the day, I hope I will more than make up for it over the next couple of days. Onward! Forward! Here we go!