That is the name of one of the forum topics at nanowrimo.org. And oh, it is so very very true.
Things are not going well this year. I don’t know why not. Maybe too much has happened this year. Maybe I shouldn’t have even bothered trying to write a novel. Heaven knows this one is really really bad. I mean even worse than the other two.
I am also way way behind. My word count is only just over 13,000 words. That is way below par. And when you are trying to write a novel in a month, being below par is a bad thing.
So, I don’t really know what to do. I just feel like nothing is happening in this stupid book. And it is not supposed to be a book about nothing. I thought it was going to be a romance but it doesn’t seem to want to be that either.
I suppose I could start over. Come up with something completely different while conveniently hanging onto the 13,454 words I have already written. I know, that sounds like cheating but it isn’t. Remember, one of the first rules of The Nano is NEVER DELETE! Yes, I know I was yelling. I meant to do that.
Maybe my main character could go on an axe murdering rampage, or decide to become a man, or give up all her worldly possessions and move to a small town in Oklahoma. I really have no idea.
Sigh. Maybe I am not going to win this year. That kind of sucks.