Found this video on YouTube and like it, because it kind of sums up the past few days.
Woke up this morning in a great mood. Yes, 11 thousand words – and a plot to go with them. No stopping me now!
Then I made the foolish mistake of re-reading the beginning of the story. Oh dear. What a load of utter rubbish. Why am I bothering? After a very strong coffee, and a stiff inner talking to, I decide to carry on. Nobody is going to read this. Its just an exercise in unfettered creativity. Keep going….
My word count on NaNoWrMo is approaching 8,000. But I woke up this morning, certain that a plot would have formed in my head, only to be disappointed. Plenty of ideas – twists, turns, situations, etc. But how to thread them all together.
I sit down with a large sheet of paper and do a Mind Map. Now, it becomes clearer. Yes, I know where this is going.
NaNoWriMo word count is rising steadily. Great. I am telling the story from the POV (Point of View) of the main character as a first person narrative. My characters are alive and kicking. The words are flowing. But wait! What about the plot? What is going to happen? To who? Where? When? I am going to sleep on it and hope the solution comes to my unconscious mind during the night.
Have applied for the MA online. But need to send a “transcript” of my latest graduate qualifications. What the heck is a “transcript”? Decide to send a photocopy of my degree certificate. Can’t find it. Have despatched husband to root about in the attic.