Well I passed the 30K mark in NaNo today. Everything was running along smoothly. I was following my outline, and then BAM! My damn Fey character hijacked the scene by kidnapping my heroine. Okay, he didn’t really kidnap her, but he did take her out of the scene I’d started to write and put her in an entirely different location. I had no idea he was going to do it and I’m not really sure why he did it. All I know is that he did and now I’m scrambling to catch up. I finished the chapter, but it doesn’t ‘feel’ like it’s the end of their interaction. No idea what’s going to happen next. I’m actually surprised my heroine is going along with him. She doesn’t trust him and barely likes him. Teenagers! Sigh.
I have taken a good look at my outline. I don’t think I’ll hit 50K by the end of this month, unless I get this mess straightened out quickly and have several VERY productive days. I only have 13 days left to do it. Of course, even if I do hit 50K, the book won’t be finished. I still have a LOT more story to get down. The detour just makes it harder. I should however make my original goal, which was to finish a rough draft of this YA by the end of this year. I think I can do that. I have to because I’m itching to work on other projects.
For those participating, are you making progress? Have you had any sudden changes in direction occur? Have you reached 50K? If you have reached that number, then know now that I’m extremely jealous. 🙂