So last night I didn’t get to the daily word goal, really. But I got close.
And I knew I could catch up today.
And boy did I.
So I have written nearly 3000 words today, mostly in one sitting. Which, to me is awesome. But the best part? It was FUN! I wasn’t just moving things along, doing whatever to get my word count. Oh no. I wrote an intense scene. You know the part in a book where the MC is like “Ok all this stuff I’ve been going through SUCKS and I don’t feel like putting up with it anymore. Something’s gotta change, and it’s going to be me. Right now.”
Well. My MC had her moment. Then I got to write a chase scene. My heart was pumping!! I didn’t think I could do something like that! I almost cried today when I wrote some emotional stuff. WHAT??
So I like this movie called The Ramen Girl, where Brittany Snow goes to Tokyo and learns how to be a ramen chef. Whatever emotion she feels during her cooking process, that’s what she makes everyone feel when they eat her soup. So one time, she cried when she was cooking, and the tears made her customers cry uncontrollably.
Yeah, it’s cheesy, I know. But that’s how I feel as an author. Not a writer. An author. Because this is my favorite story. It’s my story. And when I’m writing happy scenes, I smile. And I want my readers to smile too. And when I’m writing intense scenes, I feel on edge and emotional, and that’s how I want my readers to feel.
I think it is so cool that I get to share stuff like that with you. Before, my writing was a solitary thing, and I didn’t really grow. But looking back, I see how much my writing has improved. How much I’ve improved.
I found a document that I made when I was typing up notes I wrote when I first thought about this story. And I am so happy I found this because, I found the exact date that I started it on.
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010.
I wrote down the exact date! And now I get to write down something every day that I finish it.
As of right now, it’s about 6pm in Japan, and I took a long break from writing because that scene was exhausting to write. So my word count is….
What?? Every time I look at that little bar on the NaNoWriMo website, I want to jump for joy. I am pretty far ahead, and I am pretty sure I am going to keep going tonight after dinner and relaxation.
Since I have fun writing this stuff, it just flows naturally. I don’t even care about my word count, and yet, there it is! I want to be at 20k before Monday, but I’m trying not to pressure myself. It can happen, but it’s still early and I don’t want to burn all my fuel. I wrote 2.5k today and I know I will get to 17k in no time.
Ah. Bliss. And exhaustion. I feel like watching a movie. Something inspiring.
Anyway, whatever you are doing right now, keep at it!
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