Today’s Word Count: 1976
Today’s Writing: convoluted but moving forward
My energy level: increasing
The end looms.
The end of November, anyway. And I am so close to 50,000 words I can taste it.
The end of my novel? Not there just yet. But now that I’ve gotten myself into an interesting part of the story, I don’t mind the idea of continuing to write into December. I am back to wanting to find out what happens to my characters, cheering or booing them, crossing my fingers that things turn out the way I’d like them to. I know that sounds idiotic, since as the author, I dictate how things go. Only I don’t. As has been the case all along, I know some things with certainty, but what will actually happen feels out of my hands. My characters are fairly strong-willed. They’re going to do what they’re going to do no matter what I think. As much as I have complained about that fact all month long, I think I prefer it that way. I’d be bored to tears if I knew exactly what was going to happen. I prefer being surprised. It’s a lot more fun to write and I assume it will be more fun to read.
Roderick is being charmed by the Lord’s daughter, and Wren is afraid for the first time in her life. The bad guy is about to make his move. I’m just waiting for him to tell me the details of his plan so I can write it all down.
Tomorrow: 50,000 words, the end of NaNoWriMo, and where I go from here.