Word Count: 5,100 or thereabouts (as of 2AM).
Yeah, I decided to participate this year. Honestly, I didn’t want to, and at the same time I did. Turns out, though, that it was another project which made me feel I had no NaNo in me this time round. Remember the Thrown-Up Ghost of Sighing pictures in a post or two back? Well, I finally finished that webcomic on Saturday and found myself with some creative energy. So NaNo it is.
This year is strange because I have no idea how the idea I’m using is going to play out. The last two years, I know vaguely how I wanted things to begin and to end, and I had some scenes I knew I wanted to include. A lot of that changed between the brain and the page, but the plans were there from the start.
This year, I’m basically building a bridge across an abyss, and I can’t see the other side. I’m either going to run out of bridge, or find that the other side is much further than I thought. In fact, there may be no other side. I have no plan, no idea about an ending, not a single clue about what might happen in the next paragraph.
Sounds like a great way to write garbage, doesn’t it? Of course, it might turn out great. I guess we’ll see. As of today, I’m about half where I should be, in terms of word-count (given the 1,667 per day requirement). I took the last two days off because I was just feeling blah about the whole thing. I may catch up by the weekend.
Or I might decide it was a bad idea after all, and go back to drawing or painting or building death rays. Whatever used to occupy my time.
Thanks, as always, for popping by.