Saturday, November 22, 2008

Powering through

I have hit a wall. The free flow of words has ended and the head-banging, teeth-pulling phase of writing has begun. I love my characters and story... I think. I feel like I have lost them a bit. I am completely freaked over the timing of the story. The time frame should be about a year (to fit with the plot line), but my characters are only four months in and are ready for things to move along already. Damn.

I am a bit behind schedule when it comes to word count. That is freaking me out. I wrote about 1700 words this morning, but I am still behind. I had wanted to reach 40,000 by the end of the day tomorrow. Not sure that is going to happen. I need inspiration. Big time.

I took a little time for myself and RL last week, which is what has set me back a bit. That being said, I was actually able to do some reading. I finished Guilty Pleasures by Laura Lee Gurhke and am over halfway through Demon Moon by Meljean Brook. Two very different books. Once I finish reading and NaNo is done I will put my reactions to the books up here.

I the mean time, I need to get back to my WIP. It sure ain't gonna write itself.


Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

Can I hit my head against your wall also?

Shannon said...

Feel free. It seems to be helping. I think the last time I banged against it something shook loose because I somehow managed to write over 4000 words today. Granted, it took all day and my characters basically told me to fuck off and took over the story without my permission. But, 4000 words. It's a good thing.

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

Isn't it funny how our characters do that? Mine did at one point and I just shrugged and went with the flow.

little alys said...

Uh, you're still much MUCH further along than I, should I just ram myself into the wall then? O_o

Yes, why do the characters do that? I had it all planned out and ready for writing then BAM, they hijack the whole thing and get mad a me for hitting a wall?!!!