Words today: —– (took a mental health day)
Total Words: 40,001
It was bound to happen. Writing at such a frantic pace, I moved past my creative ability and took a look at how crappy I was writing, ripped a bunch out, criticized the effort, and have decided to take a break, lest I suffer the swift onset of stark, raving madness.
Honestly, it was a good thing. Creatively, it just wasn’t there today. I’d try to write and every word, every dialog tag, and narrative just felt wrong. I know, it goes against the mission of NaNoWriMo which is to just write in spite of how bad you think it is, but since I have a pretty solid plan for the novel once it’s finished, better not get it so far out of whack if I don’t have to.
Anyway – still happy with what I’ve done and have figured out a few other things that will help plot issues to be faced down the road. The plan is coming together in spite of the creative speed bump today.
I try to leave out the parts that people skip. ~ Elmore Leonard