Saturday, November 9, 2013

Well, I have the NoWri part down

I'll make this quick. It's day nine of NaNoWriMo. I'm already hopelessly behind on my word count and worried that my story concept is too amorphous. 

"I'm a fraud!" I cried to Brad last night from under my Penn State hoodie. I'm not a fiction writer I told him. I don't know what the hell I'm doing. I thought I had a plan, but now I think my plan sucks. But maybe it doesn't. But mostly it probably does.

"You're not a fraud," he told me. Then he suggested I simplify. I have the perfect setting and the perfect protagonist gifted to me from a very trusting friend. Now I just need to fill in the blank spaces. 

And with those sage words we watched the first hour of "Anchorman" before falling asleep on the couch.

This morning I'm a little less tentative. Though no further ahead.

It's not looking good for Nov. 30 though.

Here's the count:

8,514 words
0 words written today
41,486 words remaining
At this rate I will finish on Dec. 23, 2013
1,886 words per day to finish on time

Guess I should get writing.

Groan.

P.S.: Updated stats (after deciding not to get discouraged by my own lack of confidence and general feelings of fish-out-of-waterness):

9,862 words
1,348 words written today
40,138 words remaining
At this rate I will finish on Dec. 16, 2013
1,825 words per day to finish on time

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