Saturday, November 26, 2016
The Home Stretch (In Which I Break My Long Silence)
As I labor desperately to finish my rushed, 50,000 word magnum opus, I'm listening to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" on Spotify (the program which has saved my word count). The lyrics are strangely suitable for how I feel about my book so far:
"MAMAAAAA, I KILLED A MAN."
Before you think you might want to read my story, be warned that it started out somewhat dark and just went downhill from there. I realized this when I was summarizing my story for a friend and I remarked that the plot for no apparent reason had turned rather dark after the first few chapters.
To which she pointed out, "Wow, after *insert depressing backstory* and *insert various terrible inciting events*, then it got dark."
Sarcasm is fantastic, especially how it reveals the truth better than just saying it directly. Maybe that's because sarcasm demonstrates how your train of thought instinctively doesn't make sense, rather than just stating the truth.
Anyway, that's how my story's going. It's kind of a downer (depending on what kind of books you like to read), the character development leaves me confused, and the plot holes are big enough to drop the main character's ego through.
So I'm very pleased. It's looking like I'll finish my 50,000 by the 30th, which is the main thing that matters right now. Right now I care more about writing a story than about making it perfect, which I think is the goal of NaNoWriMo.
Well, I'm off to listen to more eclectic music and to blow up some fictional ships! (The sailing vessels, not the pairing up of fictional couples).
Or maybe I'll just watch tv and keep writing later. Because that's how my writing process works. :P
If you're interested, you can keep up with my word count with the widget on the left-hand side of my blog.
And for those who are also struggling to finish NaNo, best of luck.