It’s so frustrating trying to get back into the swing of novelling after a break. I spent most of the day Saturday baking a cake for my best friend’s birthday (it was worth it: 6 layers of amazing!, most of the day Sunday at church, and Monday getting ready for my reading group (we were discussing Kristin Lavransdatter, so I just HAD to make lefse)! Come Tuesday, there was the Open Office document on my computer, needling me with guilt every time I glanced at the icon.

My word count goal is 2,000 words per day. That’s actually not very much for me; when I’m in my stride during NaNoWriMo, I can do up to 5,000 words a day for up to 20 days at a time. But there’s usually a post-NaNo crash, and the “off-season” is much harder for me. Still, I really like this novel and want to finish the first draft so I can get to my editor as soon as possible.

Since I’m approaching the end of the story, I had a few subplots that I want to tie into the climactic scenes near the end, so I re-read through a few older chapters that I wrote back in November.

Crap. Crap crap crap.

So many plot holes! Usually I don’t worry about them too much on the first draft, because my editor will help me fill them, but I’m ashamed to even show these to my editor. I guess he’ll be seeing the second draft instead.

April 5, 2012 @ 12:28 am · Filed under Uncategorized
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