I’ve caught something akin to a second wind, now that I’ve reverted back to Wyrd and said to heck with the whole “following the letters of the NaNo law” thing. I guess I’m just born to be a NaNo Rebel. Not to mention the fact that a little motivation goes a long way. I’m writing for Jessica this month. (John, I hope you’re still reading and commenting, but Jessica needs it more than you do this month, so she gets this month’s dedication. :)) I think, to be completely honest, I’d lost some of my motivation to finish Wyrd after my third Beta Reader just totally (apparently) lost interest and never read the last several chapters. 😦 But I’m putting on my big girl panties and taking him at his word that he didn’t mean it, and I’m going to get Margo’s story told, come hell, high water, or midterms!
I’m struggling with something stupid, though – something utterly antithetical to the whole NaNoWriMo concept. It’s bugging me that what I’m writing is so sloppy. I’m a little embarrassed to be posting it, even for my infinitely patient and loyal Beta Readers.
I can overcome that. Goodness knows I did last year, and had I not, I’d be 50k words down on the total manuscript.
My biggest problem today is that I’ve got most of chapter 45 written – maybe all of it and part of 46 – but it’s wrong. As it turns out, I don’t really know how to write the scene that I want. I’m not sure what it looks like. So I’ve got about 2,000 words of perfectly serviceable story, none of which fits correctly into what I want to have happened.
Anyway, right NOW I’m grading my butt off (literally; this chair is killing me) but if I can get done before I collapse of exhaustion I’ll try to rework things so that they’re not too off track to share….