NaNoWriMo Day 15: Doubt
I don’t know how I did this last year. And I’m beginning to understand why people look at me funny when I explain that I am writing 50,000 words in 21 days. This is a crazy undertaking.
I mean, here I am, writing at 7am on a Sunday. My wife sleeps peacefully beside me, and I struggle here, laptop in lap, pillows propped behind me, a wall of notes and index cards spread out next to the bed.
With novel #1, I had a whole series of vignettes planned out. I had written them and rewritten them a thousand times in my mind before I ever thought to combine them into a novel.
This time, I had a plot and some characters. But I had no idea how I was going to get them from plot point A to B and finally to Z. I still have no idea. And I’m halfway done.
I shudder at the thought of revising the meandering prose I’ve been writing this month. I doubt there will be any sense of order and expect much chaos.
But I’m going to just keep writing.