I’m still in official out-of-love, bleurg mode.
NaNoEdMo has fallen by the wayside big-time. I read Writing down the Bones and decided to do a NaNoNoNo instead: I’m filling up a notebook by the end of the month. So far I’m on track to meet deadline, I have pages and pages of little details and bits of dialogue from my story.
I haven’t given up on my story, but I have a terrible feeling I need to burn it all down and build her up again from scratch.
I think it’s because I didn’t set up strong enough choices and motivations for my leads. The thing is just meandering, the few strong scenes I have just aren’t enough to prop up the giant jelly wobbly mass of the rest of it.
There is a giant however to add to this, however; it could also be my lifelong habit of scrapping everything and running away when things start to get tough. Self sabotage? I had a feeling I might be up to my old tricks. I’m currently being dragged down the dirt road via this rope hanging off the back-bumper of the bandwagon… I’m going to do my best action movie stunt and try and pull myself back on board, haha.
Hope everyone else is having a grand and productive writing week!