Friday, November 27, 2009

This is really bad

The NaNoWriMo, I mean. I've been kind of sick the past two days. I slept through most of Thanksgiving. Fortunately we had already planned a quiet dinner at home, so my being sick didn't affect anyone's holiday outside of mine and my husband's.

But I didn't get anything written yesterday. And I want to finish. Or die trying. So today, in between naps, I wrote 3000 words. And they suck. I tried changing POV to another character, but that's not really working. I haven't thought enough about her to make her sound any different from the MC most of the time. So I switched back. Thank goodness no one is going to read this draft!

So now, I have to write at least 2107 words a day for the next three days. Two weeks ago that would have been a lot easier. I'm running out of scenes in my head. The editor in me wants to go back and flesh out scenes that already exist, but I'm not sure I can rack up the word count that way. My ten year old MC has a love interest, so there's some potential there, but have you ever had a conversation with a ten year old boy? They don't say much.

All right, I'm done venting. Just wanted to leave a progress report. Anyone else care to share how they're doing on this last weekend of NaNoWriMo?

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh Michelle!

I'm sorry you've been feeling so poorly. But you can do it, I'm sure. Besides, you're still 5,000 words ahead of me.

Get better!

Amy Tate said...

Ugh, I feel your pain. Ten year olds don't say much...especially about girls. Could he talk to a buddy about her?

Michelle said...

Thanks, ladies. Amy, I'm afraid it's in her POV, so unless she overhears the conversation...

But I'm in my NaNo t-shirt, my butt is in the chair, and I'm raring to go this morning.

Sarah, I know you've done marathon bursts before. You can finish too!