As Week 2 of NaNo draws to a close, I’m happy to be on target with 24,000 words on the page. I would have liked to be a little further ahead of the line, but hey, I’m here and I’m working. There have been a few days when I couldn’t seem to get it together. Life sometimes conspires against you with appointments and commitments and then sometimes there are just too many distractions between the television, the new dog, and other things.
The story is progressing well. I’m feeling the need to introduce more blood and a greater threat, but that could just be because I’m cranky. The story pace is too “level” and needs that rollercoaster feel. I think this can be done by writing the bad guys in. While I’d added two small chapters initially, I feel that I need to add more of their anger and violence. This will probably be my late afternoon task. A few quick notes about what I want to do with these two rotten men and how and where to incorporate them.
The plot/timeline is a mess already but I’m holding true and not going back to edit. I’m just making notes in a different color in the body of the manuscript so I don’t forget to take care of the issues. Not self-editing is the single hardest thing about NaNo. I find it painful to know that the errors are there and to leave them. My inner control freak is feeling extremely stressed over this.
My house is in the usual shambles that comes with Week 2. I haven’t vacuumed or mopped and the dust buffalo have multiplied and grown exponentially. Until today I haven’t really cared. I’m allowed to ignore those things in November. At least until I can’t anymore. I’m there now, so I’m going to run the vacuum and bathe the stinky dog and try to corral the dust buffalo. I need some order around me so I can manage the next two weeks.