Can you believe that November is almost over? Where has the year gone?
This year I didn't sign up for NaNo. I was was super busy and forgot about it, then when November came, I didn't think I'd have the time to devote to it.
While working on a new idea for a girl highwayman story, my characters hijacked the story and told me it would be a paranormal romance (in modern time), in first person (I usually write in 3rd) and from one POV (I usually have at least 2). Well, my characters must have known what they were talking about, because in two weeks I had around 35,000 words. And I had edited them some. One day, I wrote a chapter, and then the next day I removed the entire thing and re-wrote it, as the first idea didn't work the way I wanted it to.
I was plugging right along, then I hit a wall. My characters had led me to this place where I needed to figure out what/who was my "big bad". So, I read. And read some more. And I started watching a series on Netflix. All the while, I was letting my subconscious work out the story problems. And slowly, the answer came to me. Now, I know what my big bad is, and where I need to go, and I am hoping my characters (and muse) keep throwing the words I need out to me.
Did you NaNo? If so, how'd it go?
Tomorrow is the release day for Michelle Pickett's Concilium: The Deaprture
Sunday I am hosting Aubrie Dionne here.