I don't think I've ever blogged so much in one month through this account. Let me tell you something, it's for a great cause.
So to date: at this moment I've written 12,001 words. That last word was a hard won fight.
Here's why: I realized that I'm telling a story about a character who has no likes or dislikes. She has no attachments, and her relationships last only as long as a few breaths.
Shouldn't she be a secondary character?
The character challenge. Building characters because they have nothing is pretty key here. Not because they rise from nothing to become nothing, but the character who cannot do anything, shackled by oppression...it's almost 18th century French or Russian literature...And then they drift into the aether of existence.
I didn't know that when I chose this character to follow. I thought I had another story here. Wow. I love this journey.
Near future: I need to cross into 16,000 word territory to make up for the 2 nights this week I've skipped writing. I need to focus on the world around my character more. I'm excited and giddy. Right now I'm also worried that my goal of 60,000 with being happy cracking 55, 000 is going to be too much. But I'm going to try. I've got nothing to lose right?