As of last night, day 13 of NaNoWriMo, I have 35,032 words. I’m very pleased to be way more than halfway through the word count by this point in the month. The words continued to flow fast and furious until last Wednesday, at which time I had less time to write and a bit less inclination. Some of the inclination has come back, but my plot doesn’t make as much sense now as it did when I started. Sigh.
I think this is a fairly common occurrence in NaNo. And fairly common while writing any first draft. I will push through. I can always fix my structure later, during revisions. But I have to write what makes sense to me now, even if it isn’t what I plotted out several weeks ago.
Another complication is my head cold. Ugh. I just want to stay in bed all day and read. So today I will surround myself with tissues, tea, and soup, and push those words out, while also preparing myself (mentally, more than anything) for a French class this afternoon.
How is your month going? Have you had to change plans midway through?