NANOWRIMO Day Seventeen

One of the hazards of writing can be being continually critical of your own work. I’m guilty as charged.

But in writing to a plan and in only 30 days having to write 50,000 words there is no time to be critical.

Except….

So far down the track, I should be writing not being critical.

But the thing is, I’m finding that I have to go back three chapters and read them through to pick up the thread. Its not because it’s changed in any way from the plan, it’s just that I’m finding it hard to write to a plan, when usually I fly by the seat of my pants.

The trouble with doing that, it gives rise to considering changes, and right now there’s no time for change.

I have 13 days to hold it together.

And 13 is an unlucky number, isn’t it?

3 thoughts on “NANOWRIMO Day Seventeen

  1. Pantsing is by far the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. And I’ve yet to finish a book this way. I always reach a point when I run out of ideas on where the characters should go. And mid-way of any book I’m writing, I begin to question the whole idea too. Push through and keep going. If you can, try to at least get yourself a very rough outline of where your characters may go. It might help you stick with the nano plan to actually win.

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  2. 13 is a great number! For the Chinese, 13 is a “lucky” number because the pronunciation of the number also sounds like the word for “assured growth.” Also, in Judaism, 13 is a good number because the, among others, the word for LOVE adds up to 13. Every word in Hebrew has a numerical value based on adding up the numerical values of the composite letters (characters) in the word.

    13 is good.

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