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National Novel Writing Month: Day 19

I’ve had some moments of doubt today. I must have crossed from thinking to overthinking, because everything I was doing suddenly seemed trite, the whole project a loss, etc. But damn it, I still had a word count quota, so I shoved those thoughts aside and got to work. I’m at 32,090 words, with some thoughts about what I need to address in my A plot tomorrow. Part of my concern is that the subplot is overpowering the A plot right now. It’s probably because I’ve thought through all the connections for the subplot more over the last few days. So tomorrow I’ll switch my focus back. As for the more generalized voices of doubt, they tend to not be entirely wrong; I will definitely have a ton of work to do when this draft is done. But I’ve come to terms with needing some scaffolding to build with. And as scaffolding goes, mine is quite shapely.