Hitting the Wall

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.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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