Well, I've been busy working on NaNoWrMo as I said I would be. I started off great and I was ahead on word count for quite a while. I've been having writing dates with an author friend of mine, and it's actually forced me to be more productive.
This weekend proved to be rough though. I was busy and worn out from work throughout the week. I have to admit I hit a snag and didn't write at all for two days. No big deal since I was ahead. It will be easy to catch up I told myself.
Monday rolled around and I needed to write about 4,000 words to be caught up and 6,000 to be ahead like I had been before. I sat down and tried my hardest. I really did. But...it didn't happen. I'm still behind. I have managed to write a bit today, and I'm going to keep going.
Writing this way has been difficult for me. I don't usually plot a lot. I follow an outline. My characters tend to take over so it's easier to outline and go with the flow. I also don't usually write linearly. I skip around quite a bit and then go back and play connect the dots. Well, the point of NaNo being to start and keep writing as much as you can for a whole month has put me out of whack. I can't go back and edit. When things get slow and I want to skip ahead I tell myself not to. I'm having fun though.
So off I go. Back to work on my NaNo story. Wish me luck!!