3 days later and to my horror I’m stuck. As this is my first time participating in NaNo, I so very much want to complete the challenge of 50,000 words in thirty days! :-O
So, I’m going to change things up. I knew how I wanted my story to start and end. These two things I saw very clearly. I knew how I wanted the middle to go, but the middle part is not clearly defined as other two. Hence the reason I'm stuck. Now how to deal with that?
1) Went around the NaNo forums for advice.
2) Reread Elizabeth Sims “You’ve got a book in you”on her thoughts on ‘writer’s block’ and ‘dry writing’ and overcoming them. And other sites/advice as well.
3) Instead of goals, I will apply incentives. No longer will it be about how much writing I must do to keep up. No more! From now on I’ll focus on working towards/applying certain steps my character(s) want and need to do/take in order to reach their current destination [which coincides with mine too ;-) ], the next and the next.
And if I’m lucky, I’ll be able to survive the Terrible Week 2 of NaNo. I shall prevail!!!