60, 319 Words. Kinda.

CheneyI'm Writing a Book, On Writing0 Comments

So, I started off NaNoWriMo with a BANG and wrote 40,000 words in seven days. Then I realized that my story was totally whack and made no sense in a number of ways, like forgetting what characters do, extreme lack of foreshadowing that makes it seem like I forgot what I was writing about – which I did, etc.

After a day of crying over my failed and almost finished novel – Wait, let me rephrase that, because there was no finish line in sight for this monster – when I cried over my 40,000 words it was because I didn’t think I would come up with enough more jibberish to reach 50K.

Clearly, the thing to do in this situation is just start another book, right? Because that’s what I did, and now I have 19,900 some words of that one written, and I also don’t know where this one is going or how I will reach 50K, but I’m willing to work with it.

So it sucks, because I’ve written over 60,000 words so far this month and I still can’t say I’ve won, and I still don’t know whether I even will win this year if my bad attitude towards my WIPs doesn’t improve.

I am, for the record, seriously reconsidering my position on outlining…

Feel like sharing some thoughts?