The Halfway Point

I thought hitting this halfway point deserved more then just a daily update so I decided I’d write a few more thoughts on this years NaNoWriMo.

This year I had the most extensive outline that I’ve ever had for a story, that said it’s not that in-depth but it has helped a lot with the early part of the story but now it’s getting a touch thin and if I’d followed it to the word I’d be nearing the endgame right about now. So, I’ve deviated from what I’ve got, but I’m planning to look at my outline again in a minute to see if I can build up what is the middle part of the story a little more. I’ve introduced a couple of new elements that wasn’t even in my thinking before I began writing.
Some of the details I’m putting in should be things I’d come up with for last years novel, but it’s something I’ve now learnt.

It feels good to be at this point, I’d have to check my stats but I’m pretty sure I’ve not gotten this far before by this point. Hell, two years ago I only managed about 20k for the whole month! I am worried that I’m going to hit a big wall soon, but I think having the outline will help and I’ve got people around me who’ll either pat me on the back or kick me up the arse when that time comes.

Last week I did hit a bit of a wall, I didn’t really think about it at the time but that was a wall. I’m not thinking that it was The Wall but I got through it. I think it was mainly because I was getting towards the end of my working week and I was beginning to feel the tiredness that working a full time job and writing about 2000 words a day caused.
This week I’ve taken off from work, for the sole reason to write. True I’ll be chilling out a little and getting the rest that I could do with and the odd cinema trip, but writing is what I’m going to try and focus on this week. I’d set myself a target last week to have hit 30k by the end of this week, but as I’m already at 25k I’m going to try and aim for 35k by the end of the week instead.

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