I’ve been behind in words all month. This being the 4th year I’ve done this, and last year being the first year I ever lost, this is also the first year I’d been behind. Usually the words just flow out of me. Maybe it is because this is the second year I’d done NaNoWriMo alone basically. The first two years I attended all the events I could. The kick-off party, the weekly write-ins at South County and the official one in Clayton, the Thank God Its Finally Over party… Writing with people actually does help. Talking with people bouncing ideas off them, listening to what their novel is doing really helps. I think that is why I feel like I excelled at role playing, because every 3 or 4 paragraphs (pages in Isa’s instance) you got feedback in the response of their character to yours.
Well I’m still 5k words behind and I’ve had a bout of inspiration. In order to finish my novel I’m going to have to change points of view (I never work well in first person) and change the main character. I write better when writing from a man’s third person. Most of my RP characters are guys, and I’ve been told I pull them off pretty damn well. Also, the friends of mine who asked to be in my novel, prepare to be written about.