So- the first week of NaNo has passed. Word count: 18,955
I’m totally gushing now, because these 7 days have been a total blast. Back in October, I posted about how much I wanted to return to the simple joys of writing when I was a kid. Before I got caught in that web of, “I want to be published. So I have to follow this rule and this rule but this other agent says don’t follow that rule, do it this way…ARGH!”
Well, NaNo came at the most perfect time. I locked the inner editor in her closet and hid the key. The story is flowing out of me. Sure, the actual writing is horrid- but the story itself is tons of fun. Not at all stilted like it felt when I spent eons trying to perfect one darn sentence at a time.
My novel has taken some interesting turns. Now, instead of two protagonists- I have three. A male character who had been written out in previous drafts has made a startling return. My ghost who was twelve years -old is now fifteen. Instead of winter- it is now springtime. I want the scenery to be as breathtaking as possible. Lush greens in sharp contrast to the bleakness inside the household.
Today I had a ball with my fifteen year-old heroine (living- not the ghost) going to visit a Mesmerist. And now she is searching the library because she thinks there is a secret passageway in there.
What are your heroines and heroes up to?
Hope you’re all having tons of fun.