My Writing Life #3: I am Deprived of Creativity

Basically a bunch of random sections about my novel.

So I mapped out my novel, it wasn’t long enough, then my characters decide to change the novel completely and I have no idea where it’s going.

Pretty much they stopped the villain but she already had stuff in motion. I’m pantsing it from here.

My laptop was being really slow the other day, so I saved everything and restarted. Then my word processor decided to be weird and my whole novel was locked and the view only and copy were hashtags. I was so terrified, but in the end I had only lost one or two thousand because it was backed up on the YWP.

It is now backed up in multiple places.

I HIT 80,000 WORDS WHAT IS LIFE.

So my last novel was 30k, but no.

I have no idea how much more I am going to get out of this novel, but I am sure it will be edited down to so much less.

I can’t join a region because I don’t want to give out my location, but I will say they were #goals on the scoreboard!

So, to end this post I wanted to share what I have learned about writing this NaNoWriMo.

  • Practice makes perfect. Seriously. As you practice, you will find that your typing speed gets faster and you’ll have more ideas for content. The first book I ever wrote was the length of a short story.
  • One minute timers are key. Or whatever amount of time you want. I prefer the quick thrill of the one minute timer to race myself and really show that there is no time to spare.
  • Use your writing time effectively. Say you write 4o WPM, which is *checks calculator* 2400 words per hour if you use it all without stopping. Seriously, even if you have to write “Something something something” until you remember what you were going to write.
  • Your characters know their story. Don’t worry, they got this.

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  1. NaNo sounds crazy… but I want to do it so bad! I didn’t do it this year because I was crazy busy (let’s see how much that changes next November XD), but I was inspired by all the NaNoers to write more in my work-in-progress novel. I’m kind of freaked out, because I have 93k words so far but only have 75% of it done… O.o I have no idea what I am doing. XD

    •Madison•

    1. XD That’s a good word count! Yeah, the second half of my novel was somewhat more like a sequel than the second half of the book.

        1. A few people got to a million words for NaNoWriMo so they could “break” the word count meter. So contradictory, sounds awesome. But my writing speed isn’t that quick.

          1. There are some word count tests, but just set a timer for sixty seconds and write. Go as fast as you can to see your potential or how you usually write to get a gist of how long it should take you to do things.

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