NaNoWriMo Update: The Wall

I’ve hit it, the wall is blocking me from progressing any further in my already 30,000 word story.

Despite having an outline figured out, I’m still stuck. Throughout writing I’ve changed my story a lot. What was in the outline isn’t in the story anymore, but because of that I’m not sure where to go. I’ve started on the ending, or part of it, thinking maybe if I know where I want it to end I can fill in the middle, but I’m even stuck with that.

Over 30,000 words 15 days in. I would’ve never thought that. For a while I couldn’t stop writing, but half way through the month, I can’t write anything at all.

There are plenty of scenes I’ve written that I hate and just want to wipe out, but I have to remind myself it’s a first draft and it can all be fixed in the editing process, but I don’t want to just write crap to get words down. That there is where I draw the line. And it’s killing me.

Maybe a day off will help. Right now I could finish before Thanksgiving, which would be great, but maybe too much of it is bogging my head down. Maybe a day off could get me in the right mindset and I can come back stronger.

To be honest I feel crappy taking a day off, but at this point, I have no idea what to write.


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