Today wasn’t a bad day for writing. I surpassed my daily goal even more today, this time managing a full 2018 words total for the day. I’m officially on chapter three now, and while my plotted structure has been helping keep me on task, at times it feels a little too rigid for my tastes. I’m trying my best to stick to the overall outline and not get sidetracked, though. Getting sidetracked seemed to be one of the big issues I was facing as a writer, and I want my plot to be as clear to follow as possible.
Another thing I’m finding myself thinking about quite a bit is whether or not I’m managing to maintain the thirteen year old voice without being too adult or too childish. Being the first time I ever wrote middle-grade fiction, it’s definitely going to be an experiment all the way to the last page, I think.
Overall, I’m happy with my progress so far, and I’m excited to get back to work tomorrow. I could probably write more today, but I don’t want to push myself right now. Being on track and making my goals is good enough for me because I don’t feel too stressed out and still look forward to writing every day.
Hope all my fellow NaNoWriMos are doing great!! Keep on writing!