Saturday, December 3, 2011

Enduring to the end....

Writing 50,000 words in thirty days was a test of endurance for me, to see if I could write almost all the time. Even when I was tired, or had terrible neck and back pain.

I realized something about myself from NaNoWriMo: whenever life's challenges get in my way of accomplishing one of my goals, I find creative ways to get through them. When it seemed like I wrote every scene that I thought of but my word count was only a little over 20,000 words, I wondered how the heck I could ever add another 30,000 words in two weeks.

So, I read through the novel and knew there were many details to add to each scene, it seemed more like a short story than a novel. So, instead of panicking and giving up, I thought of things to add that could cause both my protagonist and antagonist obstacles. These thoughts were added into the novel, some as scenes to add in later, and some scenes were written as fast as they entered my head.

The Time Control: Deception novel now involves kidnapping, a twist on the typical teenage romance, and an advanced method to remove brain damage and tumors that result from using the time machine.

Do you find writing to be a test of endurance? Or do you write no matter what happens in your life?


  1. Oh my, a test of will sometimes. But, more than not, I have to remind myself that it's ok not to write. If the kids have been sick, and nobody's been sleeping, and there's chaos, I get really hard on myself, upset that I didn't make time. It's better for me to give in to my circumstane than to fight it.

    Congratulations, you did it!!!

  2. I'm so glad I participated, but haven't written anymore since, lol! I don't write as often as I should because my life gets hectic. :)