I had a 5,000 word day yesterday… went out to celebrate a birthday with friends, and came home and wrote about 1,500 more. This morning, I got in another couple hundred. I think I’ve got some really good stuff… of the tug-at-your-heartstrings variety. I’ve had to swallow back a few lumps in my throat and swipe at a couple of tears myself. I hope it’s as touching to everyone else.
I had similar fears about the ending of LOST AND FOUND… I wondered if I’d be the only one whose heart was completely broken. It was rewarding to see that I had managed to create such a bond between a character and readers that other people experienced the loss with me. (I know some people still hate me for it, but I hope I made up for it.) Anyway, I have high hopes for Livvy’s story, which still doesn’t have a proper title OR synopsis (sorry, Ben). Maybe I can work on that today.
If any of you know me personally, you know the rest of today will be devoted to a certain movie, so I don’t imagine I’ll be getting much more writing done today… maybe tomorrow, either… but it is my goal to “win” NaNoWriMo before I go back to work on Monday.
I think this is the first November that I really felt like this is what I was meant to do. Even if I can’t make a living at it, I’m supposed to be writing, and right now, that’s okay with me.