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NaNoWriMo Day 17

As you can probably tell from my lack of posts – I am struggling. Just about managing to keep up the daily average but failing to get ahead at any point which is what I really wanted to do.

Still 28772 words so far, that’s 28772 words more than I would have done had I not taken up the challenge.

Story is flagging though – need to progress it to the next big turning point. Perhaps I should just rush on to that point now to give me impetus and worry about going back and filling in the gaps with better stuff later.


Scott Bailey is an author and blogger. His works include the dystopian novel “Mankind Limited”, "Thirteen Tales" – a collection of Ghost Stories and “A Spring of Dreams” collection of poetry, plus his latest work, a collection of epic poems - Andervayne's Dream. His blogging ranges across family articles, poetry and short stories and even the odd book or movie review.

2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Day 17

  1. That is exactly what you should do, actually. Filling in the gaps is what December is for. Especially if you feel like you’re starting to struggle with it. Write the good parts, and if you still feel like the narrative has gaps that need filling, you can do it later– or when you’ve hit a good stopping point and need another 150 words at some point.


    1. I think so too – just was liking the pace up until now. And worried a bit that means the story hasn’t got enough meat for this section. Think I will rush ahead and them think of another theme that can add to this flagging section afterwards. It needs something else there, something is missing.

      mmm maybe I need to throw in a random new character, a curve ball.. mmmm


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