Weekend NaNo Workout: Here Sloggy! Goooood Sloggy!

Today’s Goal: 3,000 words Actual Words: 3,114 Total Actual Words To Date: 26,481 All writers hit it. That point when you realize your characters have been crawling through air ducts for 20 pages or that the 5-page circular conversation you just wrote brought nothing new to the table. With no dramatic tension in sight, you’re starting to get bored of your own story. That’s right. You’ve entered THE SLOG! I definitely hit it last night, but for NaNo word count sake, I just kept going. It was mighty painful. When I’m tired, like I was last night, I tend to slip into screenwriting mode and just start typing straight dialogue. I hit my goal, but felt completely unfocused and uninspired by my characters’ lackluster conversation. After wallowing in the slog, I...

NaNoWriMo Day 8 – Are we having fun yet?

NaNo Writing Goal Today:  1,800 words Actual Words Today: 2,145 Total Words to Date: 19,248 One of my promises to myself this month during NaNo was that I was going to have fun doing it. I was not going to stress, I was not going to whine about the quality of my work, I was just going to write and have a good time. So far, it’s working. I’ve only had a few moments of, What the hell am I writing? This is awful! As my GBF always says, “That’s the little you talking. Have big you tell little you, Thanks for sharing.” I really wanted to jump into the NaNo community, rah, rah, rah, but I was overwhelmed by all the different forums and the sheer magnitude of participants, so I parked myself over at a friendly little thread in the...