Words Written on Day 23: 1,124
Total Words Written for NaNoWriMo: 26,228
Then there are the days when you have no ideas whatsoever.
I worked outside in the morning, pulling weeds in the sunshine, waiting for inspiration to come. Waiting for a scene to develop in my mind without effort.
It did not happen. Not then or any other time throughout the rest of the day.
I typed a little bit here and there, added a bit to a couple of scenes, wrote a lame introduction,
And then gave up.
“You can’t stop the rain.”
That’s something one of my characters stated to the main character, who was attempting to do something rather crazy.
You can’t bring on the rain either.
My mental cloud seeing/rain dance attempts fell flat. Tomorrow is another day, though. Maybe that will be the day that all the scenes fall into place and I am inspired to write ten thousand words.
All I know is, if it doesn’t happen soon, I might not hit the 50,000-word mark by the end of the month.
But I’m still going to try.
It’s often the best we can do. And sometimes, when we try, we’re pleasantly surprised. If we don’t try, we can never be surprised, because everything in life, from smallest to greatest, comes from some form of effort. It might be as small as a belief, or as large as writing a bestselling novel (waiting for the day!) … but it starts with trying.