DON’T STOP NOW! (Novel Writing: Month 6, Chapter 6)


Well June flew by pretty quickly!

I’m realizing that I have the most typed portion of this book ever at this point, and how do I react to it?  I want to go back and rewrite it all again!  I know I’m supposed to be making a dedicated effort to just WRITE, but it’s so hard when you’re a perfectionist.  I feel like when I can’t remember all the details that it would be easier for me to just go back through and recreate stuff—add in little details I need NOW in previous chapters that I didn’t have enough foresight to create before.  But then there are also probably little details I already included in the story meaning to use them as foreshadowing that I can’t remember now and are left hanging in nothingness and meaninglessness.

It’s rather unfortunate.

I’m going to keep moving forward in the story though.  I had some recent encouragement at VidCon from a friend who had participated in NaNoWriMo twice before in regards to just soldiering through it.  You can’t look back! No turning back at all! It’s like Orpheus!

Since I’m halfway through the year and my goal, I’m starting to feel the strain so I want month 7 to be all about encouraging myself to keep going.  I KNOW I can do it, but that doesn’t make it any less tiring.  So help encourage me as I battle another month of writer’s block and fatigue.  It’s been a wonderful journey so far! And I don’t want it to end!

Also because I was out of town last week, I did a very bad job of promoting my previous blog of which I’m really proud.  If you’re interested in young adult fiction or the misconceptions about mental illness, I highly suggest you take the time to read my latest post: Soul vs. Body: Thoughts on David Levithan’s “Every Day”!

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