NaNoWriMo Day 4

Writing fiction is hard.  So far I have managed to write the target amount of words but I fear that I am writing myself in circles.  I think I’ve made a mistake.  I started writing in the first person.  This wasn’t planned, it just happened.  Now, I am trying to find ways to tell the story when I can only provide information seen through the eyes of one person, or at least one person at a time.

It also seems to be forcing me to write as if the story is unfolding in real time.  Now I know why so many people put headings in their novels like “one month later”.  Whatever happens it’s certainly going to be an interesting learning experience.

3 Responses to “NaNoWriMo Day 4”

  1. Hails Says:

    I tried it last year. My problem with it was lack of direction. I couldn’t come up with a beginning, middle, and end for my novel, and when I followed their “just keep writing anyway and see what happens” approach I got lost. I kept scrapping it and starting a completely different story instead of just persevering, so ended up getting nowhere. Hope you have more success than me! I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on the experience…

  2. karen Says:

    I hope I manage to complete it. So far I’ve managed to keep writing but I am finding it difficult to progress the story. Last night I added in a portal – just because I couldn’t work out how to get my main character to another place. Today I took that out and added in a walk between the two places. Who knows what madness I’ll write next!

  3. Khaos » Blog Archive » Finished NaNoWriMo Says:

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