Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 17 - Worn out

I'm at day 17 of Camp NaNoWriMo and I'm worn out.  I'm tired of camping, bugs, and writing this novel.  My character has taken it down a different road and now the ending that I imagined is suddenly blind to me.  I can't take that same path to the ending and it feels like time is running out in a way for that ending.  I'm not sure where to go. 

50,000 words in 30 days really is a crazy idea.  I'm sure that my plot is missing points everywhere and characters are missing subplots.  That's what editing is for, but at this point... I'm stuck.  My character has finally revealed what has happened with her mistake, the plot change she created, but I don't know how to continue from here.  I'm just tired.  I think I need to step away from my novel and since I'm ahead, I don't plan on writing tomorrow at all and I'm done for today.  There are fourteen days remaining of July. 

Day 17 - Word count:  30,000


  1. Are you sneaking out of your tent in the middle of the night to crash at the Comfort Inn?

    I'd tell you you don't want a 25,000 word fragment hanging over your head but I've got an 87k one from last NaNoWriMo that I never finished.

    Take a day off. I should probably heed my own advice since I'm becoming one cranky bastard.

  2. I agree with Dan. Take a break. And remember -your awesome.

  3. Thanks both of you!

    @Dan - I laughed at the part about sneaking out of my tent at night. I was the camper that would sneak out at night to star at the stars and get in trouble with my counselor. Don't worry, I haven't been sneaking off too much. :)

  4. A day off is needed, recharge the batteries. And then keep going because you're doing so well! :)