Happy May 1st!
For those of you who did CampNaNo last month, it is finally over. And guess what!
I failed. As in bombed big time. I finished with a whopping 10,771 words when my goal was 30k.
What can I say, it wasn’t my best month apparently. But that is alright, though I did not cross to the finish line as a winner last night, I did learn a few things about myself and my writing techniques.
- I am NOT a pantser
- I am my own worst critic
- When given the option to fly a kite or write, I am going to go fly a kite
I scrambled for two weeks to figure out how to overcome my block. Sitting in front of the computer forcing myself to write wasn’t working for me because I had no clue what happened next. It was like I had point A and point C but was missing the connection link of point B. I pondered over scenario after scenario and nothing worked. One of the rules of NaNo is to just push through and keep going. But I found this an impossible route for me because I knew that each idea wasn’t right and it would all end up being deleted eventually and that is just a waste of such wonderful words.
Finally, a few nights ago my point B hit me smack dab in the face. And it hurt. (Okay, it might have been the migraine that was coming on that hurt, but whatever.) At least now I have a feeling of where I am going in my WIP instead of flopping around like a fish out of water.
I do not enjoy the flopping feeling at all. It causes me to have a self pity party and causes my husband to lovingly tell me to man up and write.
So I might not have won, but who cares?! I enjoyed participating and am not ready to scrap 100% of what I did get written so at the end of the day, I am satisfied. Come July, I will try again.
Till next time, AJP