Confession: I didn’t write anything at all yesterday. I know I should have, but I was too engrossed in reading a novel, Vampire Hunter D: Tale of the Dead Town. Reading is research for writing, so it wasn’t a waste at all. Not to mention I really enjoyed the novel.
Today, however, I managed to catch up. I’m still far ahead of where I should be (by 9433 words), but I try to surpass my daily word count of 1000 words. It makes me feel as if I’ve achieved something special.
These days I’m pretty much unemployed – and have been in a terrible slump – so any victory, however small, is a good victory for me. Camp NaNoWriMo has been a great help in this regard and writing (almost) every day with Tallulah has helped as well. It’s true I currently face a harsh reality, but for a few hours each day I can escape it.
I’m going off track. I blame the Final Fantasy VI music blaring through my headphones.
The latest words added to my novella – that’s what it is right now – have aided in fleshing out my world, an old psychological wound on my protagonist, and the build-up to the finale. In another 8600 words, my story will be over. I know how it ends, why it ends, and the last line, but that final confrontation eludes me. I look forward to the surprise ahead.
On a side note, I’ll be using Grammarly for most of my grammar support during this event.