|Scene from The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)|
I beg all of your pardon, but I'm afraid my blog posts will mainly revolve around NaNoWriMo until November is over. I hesitated to write this one, fearing that you were bored with the topic already, but it simply had to be written, "and when genius calls, I must answer." (Paraphrase of Jo March.)
I read Rachel's post about writing those scenes that intimidate and strike fear into one's heart, and it inspired me. Yes, there are those scenes (and entire chapters...). But they need to be written, because, hello, we only have until Wednesday. NaNoWriMo ends November 30th, and I MUST REACH 50,000 WORDS.
So, courage! Just write. Write the hard stuff, write the difficult parts, write whatever comes flowing into your little head. (Yes, that head I see there on your shoulders.) Write something to make yourself laugh, and if you're brave enough, write something to jerk some tears. Reread what you've written (procrastination does wonders for one's sanity) and be proud of what you've accomplished. Brainstorm a little. Ask your creative sisters for suggestions. Put in something zany, just for kicks. Write a chapter consisting of nothing but dialogue--or stick in a random poem, composed by a child (I did). Count down the hours until 12:00 PM on November 30th, and then incorporate that number into your plot if you really want to take a dare.
Whatever you write, just do it. Sink me, the end is in sight.
Now if you'll excuse me, 1800 words await before I go to bed tonight...