I’ve officially made it to the halfway point! *throws confetti* I made great headway starting the month out, so I’ve been a few days ahead for most of the week and a half that I’ve been working on my novel for NaNoWriMo. My average is a little over 2,000 words a day, but I’m aiming to start writing 3,000 per day once the month has ended.
I’ve been waking up early and writing for two or three hours a day. I feel like I’m only inching along, but I appear to be going very quickly from what this timeline suggests. It’ll be great to have this first draft finished so that I can go through and edit it and polish it further. I’m already jotting down notes on changes that I want to make in it.
That all being said, I’ve hit a point where I’m struggling to focus on writing the story and not be internally reflective about the subject matter that I’m tackling. It’s very difficult for me to start writing each day because of this. This whole month has been frustrating for me so far as well, the story is complex and it’s tackling the difficult question… ‘What does it mean to be human?’ Meanwhile, getting in gear and FORCING myself to write every day is also very tough. All of this frustration is reflecting in my interactions, but I’m pushing through it and hopefully will soon overcome and be able to finish strong with the 72,000 words (12 chapters) that I want this novel to be at its end.
I’m feeling confident that I’m going to add this to my #FinishIt2015 list and hopefully finish the year strong with my second superhero novel as well.
Also, my 40,000 word update will have a playlist of songs that I’m using to write this book with! So look forward to that and live long and prosper, suckers!
Nathan Seals is an independent filmmaker, artist, and author who has created various comic books, films, role-playing systems, and card and board games throughout the years. He’s either insane, or a genius. Either way he’s having fun.