They took the NaNoWriMo site down for maintenance last night so I couldn’t update my word count before midnight! Thankfully the ‘days behind schedule’ stat is gone, because it would have killed me to see that when I’d written 2293 words. Seriously, it would have totally messed me over.
Last night was another success. I followed my husband’s recommendation and ‘moved the ship.’ I haven’t blown anything up yet, but I’d like to believe I’m still writing scenes full of tension. This book is so different from the first – I am so into the characters and their personal arcs I’m finding I want to keep exploring those aspects. I suppose, worst case scenario, I end up writing a character study then go back and add in the actual ‘plot’ stuff on the next draft.
Now that the ship is moving I have to resist the temptation to slip back into the character drama, but rather keep the forward plot momentum going, well, forward. There’s one scene I need to have – mostly to get out some back story – but then the next scene will be on the first planet. My only concern is this first scene might take more than one chapter to get through because of the character elements… *headdesk*
Oh well, as long as I’m having fun and writing my brains out, it’ll all work out in the end.