We’re beginning Day 5 of NaNo and I’m behind on my word count. That’s because I made the mistake of trying to write scenes that make sense. This is the point at which I give myself a metaphorical shake and remind myself that this thing I’m writing is SUPPOSED to be a Frankenstein’s monster. It’s not SUPPOSED to be pretty and clean and sensible and neat. It’s supposed to be words.
NaNo is a month-long free-write. I keep thinking, “What should go next? Where should this scene lead? What should be the take-away?” All good questions, but, THIS MONTH ONLY, I’m not supposed to ask them.
So here I go, back to PICKLE IN A PEAR TREE, hoping to plunge in feet first and let it take me wherever the current sweeps.
Are you doing NaNo? Come on, then–Let’s write some words!
WRITING PROMPT: A character has trouble letting go of a routine and doing something a different way.