Day 16: NaNoWriMo & PiBoIdMo

Tuesday, Day 16 of NaNoWriMo and PiBoIdMo, was also my birthday, although not my 16th.  No, that one is long gone!  🙂  I received phone calls, cards and gifts, emails, texts, e-cards, and hugs.  It’s a sweet blessing to be remembered.

My idea for Picture Book Idea Month was along the line of birthdays, rather fitting, wouldn’t you say? I’m still ahead of the game, with this idea bringing my total to 26.  I really only need 4 more to win but I will continue to write at least one a day until the end of this challenge.

On the other hand, National Novel Writing Month is quickly getting away from me.  I have 14 writing days left in this challenge counting today (which is already Wednesday) and I am not to the halfway point in my word count yet.  43% looks pretty good to me, though.  Today I wrote 2029 words, which is not so bad.  It just means that I have 28,664 more words to write to make the goal of 50,000.  Think I can do it?  I have to try!

A couple of times I felt that I had written myself into a corner, but then I just waited.  It happened again today.  Some thought had to surface eventually, which it did, and onward we forged.  It is like breaking new ground since I have never done this before.  My main character got angry today, and scared, panicked, jealous, annoyed .. all in one emotional day and 2000 words of story.  And like me, she likes to laugh.  Things strike her so funny sometimes and I find myself smiling as I’m writing it out.

My story is a bit different, unlike anything I have ever written about before.  When I get stuck I just wait.  The characters are always waiting to say or do something, so when it starts to happen then I start writing again.  It is a mystery to me!  🙂   And actually, the story has a mystery running through it.  I wonder if this will ever turn into something …

Do you write, and if so, do you think and plan it all out first?  or do you write as it comes to you?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

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