5000 Words Past Midway

I have reached more than 5000 words past the halfway point of my NaNoWriMo challenge novel. 30,294 words recorded! I’m thinking to reach 35000 by Sunday, though I’d really like to be at 40,000, little giggle here, 50,000? The thought is nice but I’m afraid it won’t happened. The story itself just doesn’t come to me that fast. I will have to wait for it to arrive.

This past week was a challenge! I have a cold that just this morning feels as though it might go away, a nasty little bug that’s left my nose chapped. I suspect my writing may have dulled during the week because that’s just how I felt!

Which has me thinking, except for a few paragraphs to get me motivated I haven’t read the story in it’s raw form. That’s right I haven’t gone back to the beginning. I’m not going to just yet. But I hope I’ll be surprised when I do and maybe be proud of not only meeting the 50,000 word challenge but also writing an interesting story.

Macon, my main character, has had a turning point. He’s succumed to his enemies demands. He now realizes their control reaches further than the walls that keep him. He just learned how deep in trouble his sweet Anna is, and he doesn’t see how he could save her and himself. He must choose. Maybe.

I’ve read many NaNoWriMo posts and feel the excitement, pain, and relief whether it be by reaching that goal or accepting that the time just isn’t right to complete it, and I have to say that it’s been here at WordPress that I’ve gained motivation to continue on. Thank you bloggers!

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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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