I started the month with such good intentions. It’s been a couple of years since I last tried to complete the 50,000 words in 30 days challenge so I thought the time was due again.
Three and a half thousand words later, and I think I’m calling it a day on this one. I’ve got characters and setting, but no real idea of where the plot is going. I’ve poked and prodded at it over the past couple of days but no plot has fallen out. I’m pretty far behind on the wordcount target (should be on 10k by now)
Last time I did it I had enough of an idea to see me far enough in that momentum had spun up and carried me through to the finish line, but this time I’ve just got characters sitting around not doing much.
I’ve got some ideas for scenes and stuff, but it’s not inspiring me to write it.
Given all the other stuff going on this month I’m tempted to bin it and sit back and relax a bit (and play some Alien:Isolation, which is *brilliant* and I’m counting as research for the edit of my previous NaNo which is set aboard various spacecraft. Ahem)
On the plus side, I’ve definitely been doing more writing this month as a result of NaNo, which is brilliant. And some of the scenes and ideas are good, just looking for a plot to hook them around. I’ll keep poking away at it and see what falls out.
I’ve also been looking into story beats and Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheet looks really interesting.
Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? How’s yours going so far?