- Have 50 000 by 30th Nov.
- Have 75 000 by 7th Dec.
- Write every day
- Reach 31 000 by the end of tomorrow, Wednesday 11th Nov. It’s doable.
- Reach 35 000 by end of week. Very doable, might aim for 36 000.
Plot: I’ve finally accepted that my novel isn’t plot-driven. I also read this article about non-genre fiction, and about literary fiction. It made me realize my novel is just about the character’s life, with ups and downs, but it doesn’t follow the traditional plan of beginning, middle, end, with a climax and other important plot points.
See, I’ve been frustrated for the past 6 months trying to PLOT my novel. Now I get why it doesn’t work: my novel simply isn’t plot-driven. It’s character-driven, it’s about emotions, choices, consequences…
Once again, I see him changing in front of my very eyes, and I don’t know what to think anymore, what to feel. It was so much simpler hating him. He did something bad. He became a bad person, the villain of my life, so I hated him.
But those human emotions reaching the surface of his skin and infecting his words… They’re confusing.
Word count: It stands at 29 761.
Characters: Kenna, my main character, is, to date, my most realistic character. At least I hope so. To me she seems to be well-developed, but maybe she’s flat to others. Who knows? I won’t know until I’ve finished the first draft, edited it (minor corrections, spelling and such only) and handed it to family and friends to read.
My antagonist is not truly an antagonist, because, like I said, my novel isn’t plot-driven, so I don’t really have the typical cast of characters. Also, I think he’s only beginning to come to life.
Problems: I don’t know what to write next. I know the easiest way is questions. Just asking yourself questions about what should happen next? Should A and B argue? Should C die? Should there be a revelation? Should MC’s good mood be changed because of…?
Maybe… Maybe I should have my characters return home from where they are. And then– Yes! Okay, I have a vague idea what to write next. 🙂