Decided to do a NaNo check in today, so here goes. It’s Day 6 and I’ve not written today yet (but I plan to, no worries.)
And I will admit, Day 1 & 2 were more than a bit rocky. For one, I’m still actively writing and polishing up my contemporary romance (Worth Fighting For), so that keeps me busy. But determined to get a good, more than good actually, start on my Urban Fantasy, I decided to challenge myself this month and give working on two manuscripts a chance.
It’s also been slow going because I decided to undertake this challenge without a plot overview/outline or character sketches. Apparently, just jumping in feet first is soooo not my style.
Now, I knew this going in, but I am always trying to make myself a better, more productive writer; and that means I have to challenge my established procedures from time to time to make sure I’m not bogging myself down with unnecessary processes.
So I decided to spend time during my lunch break this week to work on character profiles for my main characters. So far, I have 3 out of 5 done, and the story opens up more and more each time I complete one. Yesterday, I had my best day yet, clocking 700 words on my NaNo project.
Yes, is far below the daily word goal of 1,667, but I’m very encouraged by it. Now that I have I clearer view on my story, I know longer have to wonder around in wide circles, waxing poetic about nonsensical things. (Because trust me, I have. If you could only see some of what I’ve written thus far-lol)
I’ve been rolling along nicely, and I hope the trend continues.