We’re 1/3 of the way into NaNoWriMo, and I’m way behind. Like way less than 10,000 words. Heck, I should have 18,333 words today. I haven’t updated my word count for today, but last night I managed to hit 5,068 words. So I’m less than a third of where I should be. I keep meaning to sit down and write, but so many other things get in the way, and I just end up writing a little bit.
Want to see my progress? Here’s a widget to show what I’m doing, or more specifically, not doing.
I did do one thing to help: I jumped to the parts I want to write. I’ve been building backstory, and writing in a logical fashion, starting at the beginning, and building up to where I want to write. I think that will help.
Here’s the synopsis of my novel:
When 24 year old Sophie Hutton takes a job as a cocktail waitress at a swanky event, she enters a world unlike any she’s experienced, even the modeling world she once embraced. Why has the enigmatic playboy Michael Cross taken an interest in her, and why is her every instinct screaming for her to run?
I was writing the build up, her getting the job, her training, etc, and I was bored. So I’m skipping ahead to the party itself. Maybe that will help.