Hey, guys, guess what? I’m behind! Big surprise. After the first week, we should be at about 12,000 words. Yeah, not me, as you can clearly see. I’ve been working on a project that’s taking up the majority of my time, i.e., I was up until 5 AM Friday night/Saturday morning doing it. It’s time-consuming but also extremely enjoyable. I’ll be writing a post about that next week, if not later this week, so be sure to look out for it!
Here are my problems from the past four days:
Problem 1: I can’t write words correctly. I’ve done this before but seem to be doing it at a higher rate than usual. Let’s take a look. “With her” is always written, if you’re a normal person, as “with + her.” If you’re me, however, it becomes “wither” and “with + the” is then “withe,” while “the + hem” is now “them.” I’ve decided “th” is the bane of my existence. Does anyone else have this problem??
Problem 2: I have so many fragments and short, unconnected scenes that it looks more like puzzle pieces than an actual story. I’ll have to put them together at the end of the month, and hopefully it’ll form a picture. I guess it’s good I like puzzles?
Problem 3: I’m on the fence about the names I chose. That’s usually one of those things I deliberate about for a good long while before writing, but I don’t have that kind of time during NaNoWriMo. I feel committed to them now since I’ve written so much. But believe you me, I’ll be changing them in the second draft!
Problem 4: Are these characters 17 or 30? I can’t tell. They’re frustrating is what they are. I mean that in the fondest way possible. I know I’m writing them, but I keep writing things that I doubt a 17-year-old would say or do. It’s supposed to be YA; however, it’s currently waffling between angsty MG and childish adult. This is not my first foray into YA, so I’m blaming “th” and moving on with life.
I hope my problems make your problems seem far less devastating. I do what I can to help!