I started NaNoWriMo on November 2. The idea is to write a 50,000 word novel (that’s about 175 pages – really a Novella). One is supposed to write this novel over the 30 days of November. I started writing on Nov 2nd (one day late). As of today I have 20,495 words. Almost half way through – but – today I wrote the following sentence:
“John sat there watching TV. He couldn’t think of anything else to do. He just sat there staring at the screen. Think Think he thought. He couldn’t think of anything.”
I’ve reached what I would call a huge – black – unimaginably dark empty void. I literally cannot think of a single other thing for him to do. At one point I had the guy riding a bike – and he couldn’t think of anywhere to go.
Oh my God. What am I doing?