Dear friends of my blog,
Greetings from the 12th day of NaNo. Sadly no Partridge in a Pear tree though. It’s not been a festive sort of day.
In truth the writing has felt a bit flat. In the battle between quality and quantity – quality is getting a bit of a bashing. And if I’m honest, it’s hard to turn a blind eye. I keep reminding my inner-editor that December is coming and the hatchet can come out then.
What keeps me steamrolling through, is the smattering of gold nuggets I’m finding in this roughest of drafts. These are the flashes of a character’s heart I’ve been struggling to see. Or reactions that were totally unexpected. And in one magnificent case, one of the characters has offered a whole new perspective on how to tell my epic tale.
Will it fly? I’m not sure. But doing NaNo there’s no danger I’m going to overthink it…
Today’s word count: 1,366. Gold nuggets? For sure! Total wordcount 12,159.
Yours with sprinkles of gold-dust,