Monday, November 02, 2009

Day Two - Tickety-Boo! (or not)


2,001 words today. 5,009 words total.

I hesitated to post daily NaNoWriMo counts here, because I imagine I'm one of one people in the world that actually care how many words I've written today (or tomorrow or the day after), but I changed my mind. I need a daily kick in the patootie to keep me going. I'm over five thousand words into my WIP - ten per cent of the total - and I have absolutely no idea where I'm going with the story. You would think I hadn't been planning scenes and making index cards and family trees for the last month and more. I'm having trouble getting  twelve-year-old Bridget out of her mother's kitchen, and she has a long way to go. I may have to set fire to the house to pry her loose. I know where and how old I want her to be at the end of the month, but I am at a loss as to how to get her there. Hence the need for a daily kick. If I don't keep writing, I'll never figure out what to do with poor Bridget, and if I don't have to come here and report my progress, I'll soon despair of Bridget and go write a poem.

I thought the Slough of Despond was on next week's itinerary!

10 comments:

The Unbreakable Child said...

Now, Sandra, I see your awesome writing here all the time, and you know you can do it. We all have these moments, just step back a moment, flap your arms for strength, then fly. You're a soarer!
hugsx0x0 and more hugsx0x0x0

Sandra Leigh said...

Thank you so much, Kim. I went looking for you at NaNo, but I couldn't find you. I'm sandara_bc over there. If you can find me, will you send me a message?

I fully intend to finish this race, but at the moment I'm wondering what gave me the idea I had anything to say besides yadda-yadda.

AngelMay said...

Just pick Bridget up and set her down where you want her. :)

Slough of Despond -- don't you just love that phrase?

Sandra Leigh said...

I do! I do! It's like "Dark and Stormy Night" though. You just can't take it seriously.

Karen said...

I'm sure Bridget will move! From what I've gathered, you're a mover, yourself, Sandra, so I wouldn't worry. I admire you and all those who are accepting this challenge.

Barry said...

Never fear Sandra, Bridget will find her way. Characters always do. They have a mind of their own.

John Hayes said...

I'm glad to see your word counts & read of your progress--hang in there & let the story develop! I'm sure you have a lot to say besides yadda-yadda.

Poetikat said...

Here's a kick from me: BOOF!
You can thank me later.

Kat

Sandra Leigh said...

Thanks, everybody. I needed that.

Totalfeckineejit said...

This is a mighty project.Go for it!

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