12,424 / 50,000
It is Day 7, officially one week into NaNoWriMo and I am over 1/5 of the way done. It’s dodgy as heck sometimes, knowing that each day I get to write on this, and I can’t/shouldn’t miss if I want to finish in time.
There have been times, when I’m getting deeper into my story, that I wonder if this is all quite cohesive. It is during these times of doubt that perhaps a bit of what I’m experiencing rushes into my characters, or maybe it’s my characters emotions filling me with their emotion so as to better understand their individual struggles.
I was certain this chapter was going to be about Estil, but instead I introduced a POV I never thought I’d actually give, I introduced Thomas’ POV. This means I can reintroduce his POV throughout the novel now, but I don’t want to get too crazy and have like a gagillion POV’s, that would just be ridiculous.
I really need to thank my friend Dan, this week he introduced me to Lindsey Stirling, and she has had such a profound effect of “BOOM” to my writing this week. When I first listened to Evanessence I could write anything in a few minutes flat. That’s how it is with Lindsey Stirling. I’ve added her to my Natalsa of the Brim playlist on Spotify, and it’s good.
“Steady on, Bobby. Steady on.” Ted Brautigan said that once when things were getting rough. Just steady on. I can do this.