I’m so far behind in my word count, it isn’t even funny. The problem is, I’m lazy–uh, no, I didn’t mean that, what I meant was, the problem is, I’m into my characters. I’ve always liked characters better than plot. I want to poke around and think about my characters and have them do things to advance the plot because those are the things THEY would do, not because those are the things I NEED them to do.
What I need to remember is that, when I write full speed ahead, they automatically do what they do. I haven’t gotten to the point yet at which I kick back and let my subconscious take over, which is the only way to win at NaNo.
So I’m going to keep this post short (thank you) and see if I can knock out some words before church. I’m also posting at the Echelon Explorations blog today. I hope you’ll join me there. Leave a freakin’ comment, why don’t you? Nobody ever comments over there. Sheesh!
WRITING PROMPT: A character is dragging his/her feet on something. Give two reasons: one that the character thinks is the reason or wants other people to think is the reason, and the real reason.