Week 2 Ugh, Hard?

I finished day 7 on day 6 with 11745 words of which I refused to return to. I aimed to get a couple of days ahead but time got away from me. It’s week two! I had just read from another NaNo writer that week two is the hardest. I’m desperately trying not to focus on the hard part.

As of right now I know where my story, characters, and plot need to end. But now I wonder how they’re going to get there! Darn it that hard part! I have plenty of ideas and I kind of know what must happen.

In a panick I checked my 18 chapter mini outline I had prepared, but haven’t followed, and yes no help there! Guess I’ll know later whether this will be a lessoned learned!

My main character Macon, he can’t seem to escape a group of people who intend to smash his face in, literally. But it will be much worst than that as they weasel their way into the things that matter most to Macon. So how much damage can inmates locked away do to someone in the commnity? I think my characters have plotted it all out, and I believe they aren’t so much concerned about the damage they can create from the inside to anyone on the outside. It’s about controlling the inside, and Anna, well she’s a casualty of war. Can Macon save her? I just don’t know.

OK I’ll go with that, but it isn’t the theme or sum of the story. Week two seems to be a point where I have to pull the plot together. Chapter 8 is going to take some thought, and my thoughts keep adding more to the plot on the chapters I’ve already written.

I imagine many other NaNo participants are toughing it out right now and I’m going to join them.

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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