I started off today with a bang. I I wrote over 1700 words straightaway. And then I read it, like an idiot. The original short story on which I’m elaborating was in first person. I continued in that vein, and after reading it, I decided that I don’t want to write in first person.
Why don’t I want to write in first person, you ask? Excellent question, reader. I don’t want to write in first person because I don’t want to use the plot I decided on at all. Like, any of it. Well, some of it might stay the same, but I’ve come up with a new plot. So, I scrapped all 1700 words I wrote as Version A.
Then I started Version B and wrote 558 words on that before I decided to scrap that, too. Out of the blue, I wanted to add another character and start off from that perspective. And then I changed the plot again, only slightly this time.
Then, on to Version C. Version C has a very tentative outline. In addition to which, I’ve written 1617 words of the story. Mid writing, I changed course again and had to go back and mildly edit. However, fingers crossed, I believe Version C is the winner… right now… at this moment… for the time being. The good news is, there are only 26 letters in the English alphabet.
If I had managed to get it straight from the beginning (an improbable, but not impossible task), I would have a decent story going by now. As it is, I wrote 3897 words today (over 4000 if you count this silly post) and well over half of them were for naught. Yay!
How’s your NaNoWriMo experience going?