When I first started doing National Novel Writing Month in 2011, it was really really hard. I found that I was challenged to meet my minimum word goal each night, dragging at first, but I had barely a clue as to where my story was going.
This time, I have a fairly detailed outline to follow. And I’m moving much faster with it, which feels great! In fact, I’m having a hard time keeping to my schedule — I don’t want to burn out, so I’m pacing myself, but there are moments when I don’t want to stop.
Writing is such a madness, such an addiction… You develop such real feelings for the people living in your head, whose adventures are spelled out on your pages. I feel so badly for the individuals who go through such awful situations, but I know that the sun will shine for them in the end. So I’m cruel to be kind, right?
I must be nuts.