NaNoWriMo Progress Report

At this rate, it does look likely I'll "lose" NaNoWriMo this year. But I don't want to harp on my word count much more, because it's discouraging. Instead, I want to focus on the positive aspects of this process. I like the way I've been able to think through "and then what happens?" until I strike on something I find interesting and want to write about. I'm enjoying the story for its own sake, even though I don't think it's my best work, or even particularly solid work. Even if I haven't hit 50K by the 30th, I want to follow this story to its conclusion and enjoy where it takes me.

I've decided a couple of things that are coming up next. Bec is going to see something on the TV, to do with our friend Jimmy Joe, and go nuts and destroy it. That'll be our turning point, the beginning point of her quixotic journey. The old man from the ferry will be important too, although I'm not yet sure how.

Even though she's a somewhat antagonistic character, Lucy will be our Sancho Panza. She's more easygoing, she's grounded firmly in reality, and in someways is a little subordinate, because she's the younger sister. It's not a perfect match, but then, nothing in this story is so far. I just hope the right spirit comes through in the end.