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Do It Anyway

Written By: Ainy Rainwater - Nov• 04•15

Do It Anyway

This is a rare cross-post from my Mighty Microblog. If you want to follow my progress this month, or get words of encouragement for your own writing project, you can follow me there.

So, there’s a lot of bad stuff going on. And I posted here about why I might not be able to NaNoWriMo because of stuff. Some things are better and some things are worse, but screw it, I’m just gonna do it anyway.

I started the draft on November 1, with my usual word count goals. It’s been hard to get my head in the book with all the other stuff going on (more unexpected stuff has hit the fan), and I can’t say I’m writing well, but hey, NaNo is all about doing a rough draft.

I’m going to get it done. I’ve exceeded my 2K/day word count goals every day. I realized yesterday that I was committed to writing this book. I set the novel up on the NaNo site today and entered my word count after I finished writing this morning.

Day 4 Total:  8745

Last night, hours after I’d finished writing, I had an epiphany; I had totally misunderstood one of the character’s function in the plot. It won’t change what the character says and does, but it will change the way I write it.  And that’s also when I realized that I was totally doing NaNoWriMo. I was 6,660 words into the draft, lightbulbs were going on in my head, and it’s not a good time to be drafting a new novel, but I’m gonna do it anyway.

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