Friday, November 14, 2014

FRIDAY STIR FRY - Half Way Point

Well it's the half way point for NaNo. And I need a compass. Not only am I way behind on word count, but I have no clue how to get to my destination. I know the book will have a Happily Ever After. I'm just having a hard time figuring out how to get my characters there. They fight and kind of make up then fight again. I want to drive them out in the middle of nowhere, drop them off and tell them by the time they get back to my novel, they damn better have a solution.  

That's what I get for being a pantser instead of a plotter. I just can't bring myself to outline and plot. It is much more fun to fly by the seat of my pants and just go wherever the characters want to take me. Usually. Not so much when they aren't cooperating. You hear me Jennifer and Ron? I'm tired of your nonsense. Now put on your big girl and boy pants and get this story going. If you don't, you won't get to take off your pants and have some fun. Wink, wink.

Two more weeks to get this sucker figured out. Can we do it? I'll let you know next week. In the mean time, if you see my characters hitch hiking don't pick them up.  


  1. Uh.... why don't you take them off into the middle of nowhere and drop them off? Really, that's a great idea.

    I'm coming to terms with the plotting thing. I realize that I need to really work harder on it. Pantsing, as you say, is fun but it is really hard work. I'm a day behind again because I'm not feeling well today. I sent Sarah off to school and fell asleep on the sofa! I was simply exhausted all of a sudden. I can recover the word count if I can figure out what is going on. I decided last night that I'm going to go back to the beginning and write a new opening, with the character I murdered in the old opening. that will get me caught up and give me a clearer picture of why she got murdered and then maybe it will start moving again.

    I hate my story. As usual.

  2. Hang in there. We are in this together.

  3. If you give your characters enough time, they'll figure it out. The problem is, you're on a time limit. Maybe if you write something else for a day or two, things will come to you.