Not so Good News — and wait for it — GOOD NEWS!! #nanowrimo

Ok so the not so good news is — I DID NOT write any words today toward my word count.  But its TOTALLY OK because, guess what?  I just plotted the beans out of two really important scenes (read: chapters) in the book, and so tomorrow (or whenever) I sit down to write them, I’m probably going to bust out a minimum of 5000 words!!  I’m super duper excited!

It all started when…

I didn’t know what I was going to do.  I have a big time work schedule this week, I’m exhausted, and I had no idea when, if ever, I would write.  That was part of my tantrum this past weekend where I told my husband that I was going to quit nanowrimo.  For those of you that didn’t read that previous post –I got over my tantrum and didn’t quit.  Anyway, as I said, I’ve been having a mini-panic attack because I literally didn’t know when I would write.

So today, since I really couldn’t write, I decided I would use my freaking 2 hr commute (each way) to record my thoughts about a couple of scenes critical to the rising action of the plot.  As I talked into the recorder, my thoughts just got clearer and clearer.  I had a boatload of ideas!  A cornucopia of ideas!  A UNIVERSE of IDEAS! I talked for about 20 minutes total.  I spent the rest of my commute talking to my mom as usual.  HAHA.

When I finally got home tonight, I sat down to type up all the ideas for the scenes — into a sort of outline-ish list.  When I was done, I had over 2100 words, just in outline form!  AND — I’m so excited to write it (as soon as I have the time and am not ready to keel over with exhaustion).

So that’s the REALLY GOOD NEWS >>>>  I am excited to write my story again.  YAY! 🙂

I also figured if I can’t find the time to actually write this week, I’ll just keep recording my ideas and typing them out.  Then when Saturday comes, maybe I’ll even have one of those elusive 50K days!  A girl can hope right?

I hope all of you are having an awesome breakthrough day as well!

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2 thoughts on “Not so Good News — and wait for it — GOOD NEWS!! #nanowrimo

  1. Glad to hear it! I find that talking through the story like that helps so much. My (completely unscientifically verified) theory is that it shifts the information into different sectors of your brain’s physiology. Written word data becomes spoken word data. Purely visual data becomes word data, and so on… That’s my theory, and I’m sticking to it. 🙂

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