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I Can’t Stop

The year’s NaNoWriMo started painfully. I had a good idea, but for the first two weeks I was barely making my word count and only leaving things in for the hell of it to help my total word count. The novel felt flat, listless, dead, drained of all the excitement at its birth last spring. Had it been too long? Did I wait too long? Was it overripe? Had I moved on?

Well, you know what they say about writing your way through it? I used my big sequence earlier than I had wanted hoping something shook out. And did it ever. It wasn’t where I thought I wanted it originally, but it became the catalyst for this steamroller of a story that’s grown up after it. It’s a different story than the one I thought I wanted but maybe I wanted the wrong thing. You know what they say about sculptors removing the extra stone? It was like that. Now it’s incident after incident. The writing is still rough, but the most important thing, the PLOT has taken on a life of its own and this baby is writing itself.

When once I did it like homework, knowing I had to since it would be physically impossible to write the requisite words before the deadline, now I cannot stop. I’ve written over 10,000 words this weekend ALONE and I have off tomorrow and then the Thanksgiving weekend. Not only will I fulfill the necessary count, I’ll exceed it and get a roaring narrative out of it. It is unbelievable.

One Response to “I Can’t Stop”

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    Pia:

    GO ON YA GOOD THING!!!

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