Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Insecure Writers Support Group: NaNoWriMo post

Hi everyone! It's that time again, time for Insecure Writers Support Group. If you don't know what IWSG is, please pop on over to this link for an explanation, and when you realize it's the one thing you've been missing in your writing life, JOIN US!!
So in case anyone is keeping score, I've started off with a bang for NaNoWriMo this year. Killing it! Woot! Of course, it's only day five. And that's why I'm so eager to crush my word count now...because I'm afraid of the slump...the point at which I lose steam, run out of ideas, and let the whole thing fall to pieces.

I'm a pantster by nature. I can't help it. I tried outlining the Camp NaNo project I worked on this summer and it jumped right off the map and made its own direction...and then it fell to pieces. Again.

All these false starts are starting to give me heartburn! I want to finish something, but I keep losing steam and moving on to the next thing, with only the barest sliver of hope that I'll ever return to revise/add to/complete a project.

This current novel has no point at all so far, other than documenting daily life of the main character. I'm waiting to see if something exciting happens, that I can then doctor up in revisions, and hoping that we make it that far.

Anyone else out there doing NaNo this time around?

4 comments:

  1. I'm doing NaNo, but maybe I should say "I dabble in NaNo" because i've barely written anything for my novel. I've been focusing on things like pitches, and queries, and--right, well it's clear I'm about to launch a new project, and that's taking a lot of my time.

    As for finishing, you'll get there. One of these stories will light a big enough bonfire to keep you going, it's just a matter of finding your match.

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  2. Good Luck with NaNo. I've run across so many peeps in this. I write too darn slow to participate!!!

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  3. Good luck Betty. Keep at it and it will all come together.

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