Well kittens, we did it. I mean, I know I at least did it. I can't be sure how many of you are doing Camp NaNoWriMo but today marks the (sort of) halfway point. As there are 31 days in July, I think tomorrow at noon is the technical halfway point, but I am going to stick with the 15th and say I'm halfway.
I'm ending my day at 24,291. I have been struggling to write the past few days. Don't get me wrong, I have had some huge gains word count wise. But I find that when I hit about the 40% mark on a first draft, I start to stumble. That 40% mark is like 2:30pm on a Thursday after a rough week at work. I start dragging. I decided to jump out of order and write a scene I could clearly picture in my head. It was full of drama, with my characters spitting venom at each other and ripping the other one's heart out. And you know what? I powered through 24,000, my goal for the day, and I am feeling really good about my draft again.
I don't have anything deep to write about, or inspiration you haven't heard before, but if you're chugging along through the trenches of Camp NaNoWriMo, keep it up. The end is almost in sight.