Camp NaNoWriMo: Day 22

Camp NaNoWriMo

It’s day 22 in the writing process and I feel like I haven’t gotten a whole lot done.  I’ve put in just under 17 hours so far. In order to reach my goal, I will have to put in 33 hours of work towards my novel over the next nine days.

That is not going to happen.

I’m okay with that, though. I’ve been working steadily on this project, some days longer than others, and I’ve accomplished one important thing: A drive to get the story down on paper.  It’s fresh in my mind ALL the time. Ideas are percolating in my brain and I look forward to every minute that I can devote to writing this story.

Another interesting development is that the original story that I planned is changing. What was going to be a true romance novel, one where the focus is entirely on the hero and heroine’s developing relationship, is no longer the case. I’m more interested in the “heroine’s” story. There will be romance, but that romance is no longer the sole focus of her story, just another part of her journey.

I’m not one of those people who can sit down and just bang out a story. The process is a slow-moving one for me that usually involves plotting for a bit, writing some scenes then realizing that’s not the direction I want to go, then starting all over again. It’s a frustrating way to write, but I’m confident that it will all work itself out in the end.

3 thoughts on “Camp NaNoWriMo: Day 22

  1. I think we follow a similar writing process, and I’ve gone from writing a romance to more of what I think would classify as women’s fiction. I’m doing okay with my goal so far – 22,225 out of 30,000 words but I feel like I’ve done a lot of overwriting and writing in circles. Lots of it will probably be turfed but that’s all part of the process, right? Good luck with your goal!

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  2. You’re doing great with your goal! Congrats on that. I’ve managed to tack on another 3 hours since posting this yesterday.

    I’m pretty sure all I ever do is write in circles, lol! But you’re right, that is part of the process. Get the crappy stuff out on the page and then go back and fix it later.


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