Thoughts from a tree

nanowrimo – day 10

typed – 2798/27821
nanowrimo avg words needed – 1667/16667 – MET
personal goal – 2500/25000 – MET

Yesterday I wrote this really good piece, this really AWESOME piece and I was so proud of myself…and then I looked at the wordcount, and it had only fulfilled half of what I needed. And I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to happen next. I sat there for probably thirty minutes, trying to decide what to do. I glanced at other books and movies for ideas. I finally wrote something, but I’m not proud of it; I don’t think its good at all; I’ll probably have to rewrite most of it of later. But I got the wordcount done and, for this, that’s what’s important.

I think the middle of the book is usually the hardest part. Various Nanowrimo emails (they get famous authors to send out pep talks to everyone enrolled in the site) imply that I’m not the only who feels this way. With each story I’ve worked on, I usually have a pretty good idea what’s supposed to happen in the beginning, and what’s supposed to happen in the end, but the middle part is something of a mystery. So now I’m stuck in the middle, we’ll see how it goes from here…

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