Results Day 5

nano_participant_icon_large.gifThanks for all the words of encouragement! I need it.

I did manage to get some words out on Day 5 (but nothing during the weekend). I think I’m fighting a cold. I SO do not have time to be sick, dammit.

Anyway – I’ve made it just over 7,000 words. I got in about 700 words last night. I still have a loooooooong way to go but after some brainstorming with my friends, I had a mini-breakthrough on Friday and then again on Monday. I think I actually have a plot.

Yes, I am a true Pantser. I’ve tried and tried to plot and I just can’t do it. It’s not my thing. I think I feel too constrained or something. I don’t know. The point is – at least I’m writing again. It feels good to flex the creative muscle and be able to write uninterrupted.

I think I really know who my hero and heroine are. His day job is in the website industry – it’s his bread and butter and it’s a rather shady website he runs. But it makes him the bucks so he can do what he really loves – painting. So he’s very creative. Sort of brooding, sexy and somewhat reserved to those on the outside. And very Beta male – so different for me! I usually write Alpha males all the way. My heroine is very down to earth but has a cool exterior. Not many can break through the ice and get to her core, but when they do it’s all worth it in the end.

I’m trying to work out the whole theme to be about the masks people hide behind, concealing their true selves except to the people they really love. We’ll see if I can pull it off. 😉

Here’s hoping this cold GOES AWAY. I’m so not wanting to feel crappy but it may be inevitable.

Keep those cheers coming! hehe

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.