Ah, so it has finally arrived. Day 15 of course means that we are (sort of) half way through the month, which means that we’re half way through Camp NaNoWriMo. I can’t believe how quickly this month is going, but by the logic of things, I should be at (at least) 7,500 words out of my 15,000 words target.
So, have I reached my target?
What do you think…?
It’s really nice to still be so motivated with this years Camp NaNoWriMo, but then I have to remind myself that I’ve been working with these specific characters for a number of years now, and the ones that have been around since the beginning (I recently dropped two characters, and changed another character) I feel like I know them quite well now.
That sounds really crazy, but I remember an old episode of Sabrina The Teenage Witch, when Sabrina’s teacher told her her story wasn’t good enough, because he didn’t believe that she knew her characters well enough. Ever since then, I’ve been a huge believer that a writer must know their characters like they are their best friends.
I’m starting to find it easy to just “know” how two of them in particular, are going to react to certain situations, and that is making it so much easier to write.
As you can probably tell from the graph, I took a bit of a break from writing over the weekend, and I have felt a bit guilty about it, because I worried that I wouldn’t be able to get back in to the groove. However, I’ve been quite glad to have given myself the opportunity to take a break.
I do think that it’s good to get into a strong routine when it comes to working on novels, however, taking a rest from it is the only way that I am going to keep my sanity – especially with the weather being so nice at the minute.
So that’s how things are going for me, and I’m really glad to be able to say that I haven’t gotten stuck (so far) with moving the story forward, and I know exactly where I’m going, which is really nice 🙂