Day 5 Not So Stalled

8425 words on day five. I reached the goal, but even as I write this post and  like my NaNo novel writing I stalled a little. A break in the making…maybe. But not now. I intend to get another chapter completed today before I go out. The break I’ll get will be to run to the store, watch the soccer game, and take Mom out which pretty much takes care of the entire evening.

The “stall’ as I call it was/is my doing. I need to let the story flow. It’s coming along quite well. But procrastination and second thoughts corrupt my imagination.

Macon my main character just threw the first punch, so he’s occupied for the moment. Five chapters in, I quess a little pause will help me return to help Macon fight his battle, or let him get stomped, I don’t know yet, my imagination seems to coincided with my keyboard pecking.

Another chapter and I’ll be a fourth of the way finished! Right now I have 41575 words that will eventually travel from my brain to my finger tips, whew. Not so bad, its progress.

I’ve read some other posts and see that some others are well ahead of the game, congrats, guess my brain’s a little slower. Speaking of which, this NaNoWriMo challenge seems to have pushed me into getting my novel typed up, otherwise not just in my head.  The deadline motivates me into progress and I wonder if professional authors “deadlines” inspire them the same way.

Well I think Macon got his arse whipped so I better run.

About Ann Simpson
Ann Simpson lives in Falmouth, Virginia near the Civil War Battlegrounds of Historic Fredericksburg. Most of her paranormal writing takes place in the early morning before the family wakes and the spirits rest. She loves to write and read paranormal mysteries, suspense and drama. Book one of the Dark Guests Series, The Genealogist's Guests, was published in October 2013. Ann is currently writing book two, of which she may title, Megan's Heritage, sounds great...I just came up with it. I think I'll keep it!

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