Brain Dead – NaNoWriMo Woes

Ugh, I’m experiencing a sensation similar to how I felt during the month of August after I won Camp NaNoWriMo. Every time I try and think of my novel, my brain shuts off.

I wish I knew what the problem was. Is the story not what it should be?

Is it supposed to go differently than it is?

I just don’t know.

And I’m not even getting ideas enough to write something that happens later.

This has been going on since Monday.

Fortunately I had enough written by Monday to be where I needed to be with my writing schedule that I started at the beginning.

Yesterday I only made it because my friend Andrea told me a specific scene to write.

Why can’t I do this without someone prompting me?

Why must I feel so brain dead?

NaNoWriMo – Day 6

Well with the help of my friends, I’ve made my word count again!

2,000 words today.

The coolest thing happened today.

So I work at a real estate office and every Thursday we host the Realtor(R) tour. Sponsors from different companies bring breakfast. Today’s sponsor was a mortgage company and a few months back I learned that the branch manager, who is one of the ones who comes in, is an author and part owner in a publishing company. We talk each time he comes and today we were talking about NaNo. I told him that I’m trying to find a subplot for my second POV character. After telling him some basic things about the character and the overall plot, he helped me come up with a viable subplot.

I thought about it all day and it’s going to be epic!. So excited!

Have fun writing!

WD

NaNoWriMo – Day 5

Today was super slow and as of 7:30 I only had 800 some odd words. Thankfully, Andrea challenged me to a race to 1,000 words from the point we were at and I did it. It wasn’t as easy as on the previous two days since I hadn’t planned on the perspective that I’d been writing in but I did it. My word count for the day is 2,068.

Honestly, if you’re struggling to get your word count, find a friend and race. It will help so much, especially if you’re competitive like I am.

Oh and on an exciting for me note: on tumblr I follow the blog writing-questions-answered and due to a scene that will be coming up for book 2 that I’m unsure of how I should write it, I asked WQA a question to see if she had any advice for me. Her blog says that it takes 1-2 weeks for a response so that’s what I was planning on (the scene is a ways out so that’s fine for me). I posted this morning so figured I’d get a response in the middle of the month. However when I checked my tumblr a little before 5 o’clock this evening, I discovered that she’d already responded. The response was awesome and it will help my book so much. If you’re a writer with a tumblr, follow her blog. It’s great.

Happy NaNo – ing

WD