NaNo: Week 3

It's 11:04 EST on Tuesday and with Thanksgiving break/travel/festivities beginning tomorrow, I think I've reached the end of this week's writing time. I'm short of goal by almost 2500 words (10 pages) but I've gotta throw in the towel. Too tired. Too much to do tomorrow. This week's epiphanies...

Um...

I do have one, actually. And that is how creatively freeing it is to write to a goal. I mentioned before that I'm getting to the end of my outlined action in this book so to meet the word count today, I was ad libbing, deciding what my MC could do totally on the fly and not thinking about it, just writing. A lot of this week's work might wind up on the editing room floor, but even if it does, it's given me a start to places my characters might go, conversations they might have. And if I decide the scenes I've written don't work, maybe there are elements I can save or switch-up to fix it. Or maybe I'll see it needs to go in the opposite direction, the MC doing a one-eighty on what I'd originally written.

As always, words on a page are much more helpful than a blank file.