Day three of NaNoWriMo is winding down. I’ve written slightly over my goal all three days of NaNo so far. It hasn’t even been that hard. The thing is, my words are stiff and stuffy. My sentences short and choppy. It doesn’t sound at all like my writing normally does. I know that this is only what will hopefully be a first draft. I know it is unrealistic to think it should fall into place as I hurriedly clack away at the keyboard, but my words are still lacking life.
I know that the hard work will come after NaNo is complete and I start to edit this work to see if I have the structure of something I can turn into a book. I’m just bothered by the lack of …something…
I shouldn’t complain at all. I’m getting the words down at least. That is something. I wanted to try the challenge for the discipline of sitting down to write every single day. 50,000 words might not be a lot to someone who writes for a living, but it is for someone like me, who only wishes to write.
I still like the story line for my book. I still like the main character. I’m still interested. Maybe as I continue to write I will find my voice. I’m not giving up on it, I’m really having fun seeing where each day of the challenge takes me. I’m enjoying playing along with the sprints on Twitter when I can. It is just interesting to me that when I put a goal on the number of words to write in a given day my voice has eluded me and although the words are coming no problem, it is coming out flat.
These are just more random thoughts from a first timer. It’ll be interesting to see how the days unfold.