The writing streak is still continuing - and the main reason for the success is that I picked a goal I believed I could reach. 4 handwritten foolscap pages per day is doable. The other reason for the success, of course, is due to me following the advice in the poster I put together especially for Camp NaNo - "Just Do It!" (Otherwise known as: Butt-In-Chair.)
Tonight I wrote the scene that is the inciting incident. And it didn't quite pan out the way I'd thought. I'd imagined Emer (yup, she's Emer again. I've changed her surname though, so she's not a 1 in numerological terms) purposefully striding towards the event that makes up the inciting incident. But what actually happened is that her grandmother's cat went on the attack and she stumbled into the situation. Interesting development.
The more I write about her, the more I'm coming to know her, too. And I like that.
There are a few things I'm doing this time round on the stalled novel that I've not done before. The first part of my pre-planning involved fitting some key plot points into the W plot arc. (Do you know this? I read about it in Mary Caroll Moore's "Your Novel Starts Here".) My aim was to first of all find the pivotal scenes that fit into the arc. This was easy enough as I already had an idea of some big scenes, and then I could see just how these scenes fit into the bigger picture.
And this post is getting long (and my husband is making growly sounds in the background because this is actually his laptop I'm using) so I shall bid you all Good Evening and hope you've been having a productive few days. :)