Todays update is late NaNoWriMo day 4

Too Dark Park

So, I missed my target. I only made 1700 words.

Bad writer, no cookie.

Even worse, I didn’t write this post until just now (two thirty in the afternoon on day 5).

It’s a terrible thing.

In my defence, I’m quite ill. The meds are just kicking in now, but my sinuses feel like they have been pumped completely full. I’m so sick.

Still, no excuse. The word count must word count and all that. I just wish I felt a little bit less like death warmed over in the microwave. Anyway, will be making my word count today, no matter what.

I have been thinking a lot about character. One of the two mains in my current WIP is very much a social justice warrior. It’s a mindset that is foreign to me. I’m kind of curmudgeonly. Politically leftist, but not given to offence culture or joining causes. It has taken a lot for me to get into the right mindset for her. Oh yeah, she’s also female… so hopefully I don’t screw that up (especially since she’s the main viewpoint character).

As a result, I’ve been watching a lot of social justice videos on youtube so I can get the lingo right, make sure I’m not saying things she wouldn’t say.

It’s a challenge, but it’s working out alright.

Also, I’m trying out this new format, where I blog a little bit about NaNoWriMo, and then a more regular blog post. Tomorrow will about an idea I have for a story because there is something very, very wrong with me. Stay tuned!

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