NaNoWriMo Day 12

The Words: 1297 written on my Neo.

I headed to my desk to write at around 8:00, expecting to write for an hour before it was time to put my daughter to bed. However, I ended up caught up in something else and didn’t get to writing until 10. At that point, I realized I didn’t have much will for writing today. My husband suggested that I just get a few words out (because I said I at least wanted to keep my streak of writing every day this month) and be done early.

So I did 2 sprints with @NaNoWordSprints and called it a night.

I don’t know for sure why I didn’t want to write today. I think it’s either general week 2 blues or a concern with my outline about to get messy. Or both.

Because a few days back, I realized that I was about halfway through the outline when I wasn’t even at 25k words yet, I started brainstorming more scenes for the story. I didn’t just want random scenes either, because it’s important that this story is long enough to be a book in the end, so it was clear it needed more legitimate scenes.

I came up with a few that were very helpful to the story, and have since thought of some more ideas too. The problem is that they weren’t in my outline. And the outline is somewhat convoluted already, because of the way the story is told in specifically timed flashbacks. So figuring out where these scenes fit is going to be important, but I haven’t taken the time to do that yet. Since I’m nearing the climax of the story, I want to have the other scenes written, so I do need to figure out how to fit them in. And I realized this at some point before or during my writing today, which I think was part of my problem today.

The Story: Lorrin and her unit that went into the enemy’s base to try to rescue the general have returned with their leader. Their mission was mostly successful.

Total word count: 37,342

Don’t forget to check out today’s NaNoToons if you haven’t already: 2018 – November 12th