NaNoWriMo one week on

NaNoWriMo word countIt’s over a week since I started writing this year’s NaNoWriMo, and it’s been rough going. Since my plot has veered markedly off-plan I’ve been frantically trying to keep one step ahead of my typing, but often my brain is slow in coming up with ideas. And the plot holes! My god, the plot holes are so large I could fly a spaceship through them.

One way I attempt to inspire myself into writing is to read books with the same kind of tone that I’m trying to achieve. Since my initial idea involved gothic adventure this has meant a lot of Daphne du Maurier, Shirley Jackson, and Henry James. I might re-read Northanger Abbey next to add some humour.

If you’re also writing this month, what have you been reading? Or are you all novel all the time?

Cover of Northanger Abbey Cover of Don't Look Now and Other Stories Cover of The Haunting of Hill House Cover of The Turn of the Screw

5 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo one week on

  1. bookloverbabbles 12 November 2015 / 1:09 pm

    I have never participated in NaNoWriMo, but I’m sure you can do it! Don’t worry about the missing stuff; it will all eventually be edited. Just keep on doing what you do and don’t forget to enjoy! ☺

    • alinaccl 17 November 2015 / 4:26 pm

      Thanks! I’m about 10,000 words behind but I’m still struggling on.

      • bookloverbabbles 17 December 2015 / 11:10 am

        How’d it go? 😀

    • alinaccl 17 December 2015 / 2:48 pm

      Went well! Only made it to 35,000 words but never mind, I wrote every day (and still writing!) so that’s a win. I’ve got a blog post coming soon which mentions NaNo, so watch this space. Thanks for providing the impetus to write it. 🙂

      • bookloverbabbles 17 December 2015 / 6:08 pm

        Wow, that’s amazing! Good job, and keep going ❤ I will, inshAllah 😀 Anytimee!

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