I’ve been battling a yucky head cold the past couple days. Yesterday was the worst, and I predicted that I wouldn’t write a single word. However, I did write… 2,500 words! I’m sure most of it is Benadryl-induced-rubbish, yet I’m still very pleased with my self.
Half-way through last November’s NaNoWriMo event, pneumonia paid an unexpected visit. Needless to say, I did not finish that novel. Though I suppose the pneumonia wasn’t solely to blame; the novel had dystopian elements that promptly became… less imaginary to ruminate over last November. Still, I probably would have trudged through the story had it not been for the pneumonia.
This NaNoWriMo has been unlike any other. For one thing, I’ve always been what they call a “pantster”, meaning that I dive right into the writing without little or no planning whatsoever. For Dragon Relic, I’ve outlined, researched, taken notes, filled out worksheets, and even made this website. All of that preparation has paid off; the writing flows so much more smoothly when I know where I’m headed!
Also, most of my characters have entered the story (only a few more major characters have yet to appear). The dragon is here. The Dales of Colonia Lilium have appeared. And one of my favorites is waiting only a few thousands words into Chapter 4, which I’ve just begun writing…
Back into it I go!