NaNoWriMo: November 10 – just a moment

The NOVEL is taking a bit of a back seat this week (again) as two employers need me pretty badly. Also, I just learned about this incredible literary festival in Thiruvananthapuram this Fri-Sun and simply must attend, so the weekend is going to be a whirlwind of unproductivity. But that’s okay! It’s fine!

In a twenty-minute break at work today, I added a further 700 words, trying and often failing to suppress the editor in me. The subject of today’s scenes – Mari meeting with her cold and aloof boyfriend – were very difficult, because while I’ve been the aloof boyfriend before, I’ve never been the girl sitting across from him just waiting for him to take some initiative… and that’s the perspective I need to nail down. I’m not questioning my decision to write in the first person yet, but there are definitely going to be concepts that are beyond me at first.

Anyway, I got through the scene and moved onto an easy one – a nerve-wracking meeting with the boss – and cut myself off just as I was ready to really go for it, in accordance with my brother’s and godsdottir’s suggestion: stop when you’re in flow, so it’s easy to start again later.

Not much else to say, apart from thank you to the Writing Buddies on the NaNoWriMo site who are encouraging me and spurring me on. If nothing else, that sense of camaraderie makes it all worthwhile.

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