I am very disappointed in myself. And many of you who have been doing NaNoWriMo this year probably are as well. 50,000 words in a month. It’s a big hurdle, but I know for a fact that it is possible.
My first year I did about 34k words in the first four days. After that I kind of gave up a little. I didn’t have time, as I had gotten a job on the fifth day. My second job ever, in fact. Since then I have not been able to finish NaNoWriMo, or even come close.
This year has been no different, really. I decided to do a story that the idea I liked, but I had been unable to get very far in the story. Even trying to write it as a series of short stories has had no effect.
I tried to get my friends to join me, and they have, but without a word count or updates, it’s not the competition I was hoping for. None the less, I am going to try something different.
Five days left, and I am going to start over. 50,000 words in five days. I am not doing the story I had originally, however.
I am going to write Adrienne’s Story.
Adrienne is one of my most prolific characters. She is a character I would consider to be the most alive, the most realistic. The most developed.
She sits on my shoulder and comments about everything I do, everything I write. So she gets to have her story told this time.