Day Six

I have completely thrown away my plot chart. I do have a few scenes I want to add which forces the story, so to speak, into the same vague direction I wanted it to go in the first place. Now, I’m just writing what comes to mind and hopefully it all makes sense. I do have to remind myself that I can always go back and edit but I find it difficult to convince my editor brain to turn off for this month. I’ve been using that mode for a few years now and I guess she has made a permanent niche in my brain.

For this chapter, let just say that it was very difficult to end. I didn’t know where exactly I wanted to go with that chapter, it just happened. At least, I have some vague idea of what I want the next chapter to be about. Until next time.

I posted the chapter here.

Word count: 10,131

Day Five

It was only yesterday that I mentioned how chapter five of Tattoos, Bones and Death was difficult to write. I didn’t lie but today wasn’t much better. In part because I realized that my rough drafts are really bad. Which, I have to admit, is the point of writing for National Novel Writing Month. The thought about my writing not being good took hold of me for the majority of the afternoon and well into the evening. Truth be told, I was complementing the idea whether to stop writing Tattoos, Bones and Death. My writing hasn’t gone remotely to where I planned it and the words aren’t coming out the way I want them to.

However, I decided – vaguely, though I doubt this is possible – that I will continue to write Tattoos, Bones and Death without worrying that my writing isn’t the best at the moment. After all, that is what editing is all about. I added the chapter here. I do like to mention that I did reach my goal for today and I was able to finish the chapter.

Current word count: 8547