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NaNoWriMo 2012 - Day 29
The Dime
wilowisp
No post yesterday, but there actually was substantial progress made while on my husband's laptop at craft night. This close to the end, to wrapping up a story, all I can see are the holes in the plot, the inconsistency in the setting, the bizarre choices made by characters. It was blocking me. So I tried to completely let go, and just write the words to move on.

I wrote some pretty horrible stuff, but it got me through the roadblock. And then I found myself with the end in sight, and all these wonderful little scenes to write, wrapping things up. Writing goes so much smoother when I am excited about what I am writing, and I need to find a way to always carry that joy.

The progress has continued today, and I am up to 2639 words so far. I approach the finish line, both for word count and for the story itself. I can do this. But I find my attention waning in the wake of the success, familiar traps like "I can finish up tomorrow". Tomorrow is Friday, a day I historically do not get much done. I should try to push through a few more hundred tonight as a safety net.

I WANT to win NaNo. I want to feel like I can actually accomplish creative goals. I want to conquer the paralysis I have placed on my life and be a storyteller again, instead of just a dreamer.
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