Word count: Reading and tweaking, so no counting today.
I’m not worried about making an official count for NaNoWriMo; it won’t take 50,000 words to complete this book. It’s not about the word count. As Chuck Wendig says, “NaNoWriMo lays down the law: you have a goal and that goal is to finish.”
Today, I’ve been reading Protag 1’s scenes. This person is hard for me to get into. I don’t feel like I quite have her as defined as I’d like. Nothing I write at this point in time is etched in stone, so whatever I do now, I can change later. But in outline and character worksheets, I’ve struggled with her.
Part of this relates to mood. Protag 2 exists closer to where I live every day (or used to; I’ve slowly begun to drag myself out of that pit–either that, or I’ve given up and am just pretending I did). Plus, he’s the English one, and you all know I want to marry England.
Another reason for the Protag 1 Dilemma relates to her settings. I know more about Britain than I do about her line of work. Again, nothing is permanent. A lightly sketched scene is better than none at all.
I’ve got some thinking to do. Tomorrow, I won’t be at work because it’s Veterans Day (Remembrance Day in the UK). So I have a whole day to play with P1’s trajectory. Yay!
For your viewing pleasure this evening, a reminder that baby elephants are incredibly cute, love water, and have no damn idea what they are doing.