NaNoWriMo is well under way and I’m sure there are others like myself who are trailing (even just a little) in the word count. I’m a first timer and I don’t think I’ve been taking it as seriously as I thought but I’m not far from catching up. It’s been head down tail up the last two days to ensure I don’t fail but it’s been fun.
The problem that I have realised is affecting my word count is the fact that I’m currently writing the ‘hard parts.’ Hopefully I’m not naive in thinking that I’m far from the only one who has those parts of their book that isn’t as fun or is maybe even emotionally taxing. It’s the latter for me at the moment. The part I’m writing contains a lot of raw emotion and I’ve found myself avoiding my daily writing when I can because after I finish my 1600+ words I’m left drained. This work in progress contains parts that draw on previous experiences and the emotions that came along with them and to relive that can be a tiresome activity that I dread. If I keep going and work through it then it won’t be long before I’m writing the parts that I love. I’m exciting to get to that but I guess as with everything you have to do the hard yards before you can reach your goals.
Good luck fellow NaNoWriMo writers (and of course all writers in general). Just remember we all feel your pain when we write our ‘hard parts.’
Write on my friends xox