I have to admit it. I have worked so long on this novel that I have just about driven myself crazy over it. I sat down to write last night and froze up. This morning, same thing. My head is full to the point of bursting with ideas and how-to’s and what I should do and what I shouldn’t do. And I almost threw the whole thing in the recycle bin and said forget it.
Except that I can’t do that. I can’t call myself “Warrior” anything if I’m going to give up and quit at the first sign of trouble. So I took a deep breath and opened up Scrivener and started typing. I started telling myself what I wanted this novel to be, what I wanted to show in the story, who I wanted the hero to be and why. What truth did I want to reveal? What truth about myself? About the world? About life?
Before I knew it I had written well over the quota for the day. And I did something I used to be known for doing: while talking about the story and how I would write it, I quietly slipped into writing it and showing the very things I had been telling.
It works, you know, what they say: write. You want to write? Write. Write, write, write. Write with a plan or without a plan but write. Planning, I have found, is a tremendous help and I probably want try to write without planning again. But at some point you have to sit down and stop writing about the story and write the story!
So that’s my NaNoWriMo story for Day Three. What’s yours?
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