NaNoWriMo this year sucks :(
So, the past three days, I have been at a complete impasse. I think it was several things at once:
- Not having enough time to properly write two days ago, when I had planned to originally hit 25k,
- The next day, wanting to write in a completely different universe than this one, plus getting interrupted when I did try to write, and
- Tonight, realizing that this project hasn't been really fun to write at all, and nothing up ahead excites me.
I think I just didn't think through this project very well. Not at all. Deep down, I want to have it written to reflect on these events for the main story, but... I just can't. It's not sparking my interest at all, even when I was in the mood to write it. The characters are so dull right now, and so are the events. They could get interesting, and perhaps that's what I should focus on, but at the same time, I just don't want to anymore.
Part of the problem, I think I also realized tonight. My sister suggested this: "Blow up the city. Kill a character. Do something different." With this project, I can't. It's a predetermined set of events that I cannot change, unlike the last two years I've done NaNoWriMo.
I only have three choices, as I see it: continue to drag through this project anyway, as hard as it might be; give up, fail NaNoWriMo, and hope that next year will be different; or pick up a different project and hit 50k in fifteen days. I already have something completely crazy in mind, but it'd be fun! I did manage this my first year, but I wasn't doing major catch-up, either. I'd be writing over 3k a day, unless the first few days, I really pounded out the words and created some padding. I've done 3k, like, one day so far.
For the moment, I will give this project one last shot with the craziest dream sequence ever... but who knows what'll happen?
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