Saturday, November 11, 2006

NaNo Day Eleven - Hanging on By My Fingernails

Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong. - Norman Vincent Peale

I'm managing to keep slightly ahead of the very minimum word count I need to stay on top of things. And my characters are beginning to come to life. I say this because they're starting to change my plans.

For instance: I had this great Friday night date all figured out between my H/H -- something that would prove to my heroine that they weren't so different. I had it figured to the last bit of food, the movie, everything.

Then yesterday, what happens? My heroine kicks the hero out of the car, both literally and figuratively. And it's Friday morning. And now he is MAD and has no intention of seeing her again. Has, in fact, made other plans for the evening. Likewise, she's sure she's right in her thinking and never wants to see him again.

Poof! There goes the Friday night date. Geez.

I wonder what happens next, because now I have no idea.


So far this morning I've managed 1,484 words.

My writing total is: 19,508 / 50,000


Judy said...

You are doing great... I'm proud of you. Poor H/H! Wouldn't it be a terrible thing for them to wind up at the same restaurant (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)... that would be a really MEAN thing to do to them! ;-)

We've been mega-busy here and even have to work today... sigh. I'm working on a short story for that flash fiction contest. Hopefully I will be able to post it soon.

Keep up the good work.

Ceri said...

Don't you love when they have a mind of their own?? My hero's grandfather decided to come out of his shell and force the hero and his sister to work things out. Sister wants to sell the family home, hero wants to save it and restore it to its former glory. Grandad was going to stay quiet til the end but nope, he doesn't want that.

I'm nowhere near where I want to be. I thought I'd be half way done now. Not even to 20k. I'm having my doubts about finishing this challenge....

anno said...

Even my characters' professions keep changing. Also my heroine's hair color. With her author's mind in such disarray, how can her heart be constant?

You are doing just great. I am in awe.

Tori Lennox said...

Characters with minds of their own are both a blessing and a curse. Hugs!

Allie Boniface said...

Ha! I love (and hate) when that happens...