Halfway There!

There was a struggle to get to 21,671 words the other day, but I am happy to report I surpassed it and added an addition 3,552 words by yesterday evening. I’ve reached 25,223 words for my NaNo novel!

It’s all a matter of sitting down and letting the story tell itself for me. I am at the beginning of chapter 16, I originally had an 18 chapter outline of where I wanted to story to progress, and haven’t followed one scene of it. I have now found that for me following an outline disrupts my fictional work. Thank you NaNoWriMo! I will no longer try and force myself to follow any outline when writing.

I hit a little rough spot there somwhere between 21,000 and 25,000 words but I survived, though one of my characters didn’t, he didn’t last long either, I must confess I used him against my main character. It seems Macon can’t have any friends. The story is moving along, in its draft that is, and I’m feeling pretty good about being halfway to the finish!

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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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