Sunday, November 6, 2011

NANO Day Six: Possibilities

 Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities.
Orison Swett Marden
 One of the great things about Nano (I think) is exploring the possibilities of your story line.  And the very best thing (I'm certain) about exploring those possibilities is the time limit-because you have no time. You should be writing, baby!

You don't get to agonize over the implications of your secondary character's decision in regard to what will happen to the heroine sixteen chapters from now.  You don't get to contemplate the psychology that's driving your hero to act like a madman.

You just write it! Two chapters later, you might not recognize your original story. Hurray! Maybe it's a better story! Maybe your tangent will inspire a completely different book!

Best of all, you don't have to (or get to) worry about it until December 1st.

You just get to savor the possibilities.

Word count: 7489  (I didn't add in the last couple of days individually, like I should. Oh well. :)


Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

7489 is awesome!!!!!!

Gillian Layne said...

Thanks! :)

Diana Quincy said...

I'm afraid I'm not going to finish
the entire book in a month. So I'm shooting for 1/2 Book in a Month plan. But I think the same principle applies: you still let your fingers run across the keyboard, writing whatever they want, not worrying too much about plotting and planning. Good luck with Nano!