We are now in the final week of NaNoWriMo 2014. Can you taste the words simmering in the air? If you can, let me know, because I feel like all the words I've learned over the course of the past 21 years have gone on vacation.
Why is NaNoWriMo so difficult this year? I love my story. I enjoy writing. But I would never, ever let anyone read this manuscript as it is right now. Usually, I have a few days where I get into the groove of things and even though what I get down needs some work, I'm proud of it. But that has not happened this year. Though I'm making the word count, I do not feel like I am accomplishing anything. My characters are underdeveloped. My language is not rich or captivating. The story is not being told that way I want it to be.
But I'm not going to give up. I have less than 10,000 words to go. I finally made it to Part Two of the story. I will finish this. Even if I think it sucks and I have to go back and rewrite everything later, I will finish this.
In other news, I am about to go see Mockingjay Part 1 with Deacon. And Hayley Williams did a duet with Joy Williams.
Hopefully things go better this week. I need to slow down and give my brain time to think about the story and the words I write. So far, I've been rushing myself to get things down and not taking my time with it.
Writing a novel is hard work, you guys.