Day 2: Word Count 2243 (4649)

One more day finished – yay me! 

Looking back at what I did yesterday, I was once more rethinking this. I’m pretty much always my own worse enemy and writing is the most critical. Obviously I understand the logic behind NaNo and I realize it doesn’t need to be perfect. Yet, perfectionist I am and with all things the doubts were plentiful.

Today, I decided to try again and back up a little further in my story. My main character starts out in a very dark place – only trouble? I have no idea what that dark place is. I know she’s going to spiral downward enough that she considers poison as an option. It’s not a topic I take lightly so the trouble is making her desperate enough that even I believe this is an option. At this point, I’m still not a hundred percent sure what is going on. I have laid some groundwork for the beginnings of this spiral and even given my girl a little hope to be crushed later on down the road. Will it be enough? I’m not sure yet. 

While I’m not overly thrilled with my writing at the moment I realize that I’m severely out of practice. The most writing I’ve been doing lately is homework and a little journaling. That being said, I’ve considered picking out my favorite line from each day. Just something to keep my morale up – focus on the positive. 

Day 1: Gene laughed gently and spoke, “Sometimes running away isn’t something life allows us or maybe it’s just time for me to move forward. It’s easy to lose track of time out here. As for you, you’re not an imposition, you’re just a surprise.”

Day 2: She [Scarlett] turned on her heals and silenced him with her glare. “Do not call me that. There are a lot of things in this world you can control, but I’m not one of them. I will not go there and while you may be able to strong arm this situation to your will, believe me when I say I am not afraid to go to equal extremes.” 

I really feel like I’m looking at something I wrote out of junior high, but I’m not giving up. I can always up my game as I move along. The point is to just keep writing! 

Good luck all 🙂 


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