My Incentive To Finish NaNoWriMo

It’s the end of week two of NaNoWriMo, and I’m currently at 31,616 words!

And, joined with the fact that the story feels quite easy to write about, because I’m trying to pace myself with it, I also gave myself a little incentive to get things done, and all that is, is the ability to go back to my fantasy world and write some more tales!

Tales of Monsters has been sat on my hamsters cage for the last 15 days (lying dormant for maybe an extra five before the 1st November), and all I’ve done is look at the title page! I’ve tried to do it so that I wouldn’t work on it at all, during November, and that would be fine, if I could think about anything else, but that. The inspiration doesn’t want to stop coming, and at least, once a day, I’ll get inspiration from a situation, a piece of dialogue or a re-write of a scene I didn’t know needed re-writing!

I had an idea for a scene re-write the other day, and it added like this whole sort of new concept to it. It’s nothing major, it’s even front and center in book two, but it adds something else to the first one, and it has to be suttle and raw and the beginning of maybe something that could happen, which also, may or may not end in disaster.

Anyhow, I thank the world for my phone. Without it, all them poor little ideas would be lost forever!

I honestly thought it would be a relief to get away from something so big and mind-confudling, and perhaps, it was for the first few days that I stared at it from across the room, but it didn’t last. Part of me think my own brain is trying to test me, to see if enough inspiration for something else will veer me of course with my current writing, and so far, other than jotting down a few words on my phone when I get a bump of inspiration, the folder on my laptop has stayed closed and so has the file!

And, I think, what I’ve learned during NaNo is going to benefit Tales much more than I could ever imagine it would! Even though the perspectives, even the style and obviously setting and some of the themes are different, I feel like once I get back to Tales, I’ll be able to make it in to so much more, and when it gets given to beta-readers, hopefully, in the new year, they might actually like it!

Anyway, a nice short post today for you guys! I need to get back to writing (and so do you)!

NaNoWriMo tip?

Just Keep Writing.

Even when you have no idea what to write about, write about the fact that you have no idea what to write about, you’ll never know what you’ll come up with!

Or, make your characters really moany, and hormonal, and grumpy, and they can ramble as much as they want! Words are words!

Jade x

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