Words/Time: 54 minutes doing preliminary work for finishing the new outline of “The Seeger Book.”
I finished the character interview with one of the antagonists of the book. I worked on that interview for 8 days in the end, (actual days working on it, not counting days off), and at times felt like I was just stalling, because it was easier than getting back to the outline. I don’t really know why I thought that, though, because every day that I worked on this conversation, insights came out. Maybe some days the insights were small, but it was always productive.
I honestly don’t know how I got by for so long in my writing life without talking to my characters…
Tomorrow it will be back to the actual outline, which will likely still involve some questions that I need to brainstorm answers to, but I am a lot closer than I was. It will also involve going back and reading parts of the 20-page conversation many times, reminding myself of what I came up with. I’m looking forward to it!
I’m down to needing to write 46 minutes per day to finish Camp NaNoWriMo on time. I am optimistic about finishing, but not necessarily confident.