It's now a week into the month I and some friends set as a Novel Finishing Month. How am I doing? Pretty dismally, it must be confessed. On the bright side, I've written every day. Some days it was just a few sentences, but I did write.
On the down side, I've come nowhere near averaging my 1000 word a day goal, and I don't think there's any way in the world I'm going to finish this story by the end of the month. This is more of a Get Something Done On My Novel For a Change Month (GeSoDoOnMyNoMo?), as one of the other participants dubbed it.
On the bright side again, I've mentally filled in a lot of holes. I tend to have a really well developed beginning, a good idea of the end, and a lot of murkiness in the middle that I hope will sort itself out as I approach, like objects in a fog. The fog had been exceedingly thick, but I now have a good idea of where I'm going.
Baby steps. If I could actually be consistent, even it's just consistently writing a paragraph a day, I might actually finish a story for a change.