It’s almost a week into Nano and gosh I’m stuck at the current romance story I’m writing.
The words seemed to flow for the first 3 days and for the last 3 there hasn’t been much progress because I felt that the story was flat.
Today’s Day 6 and the romance novel I’m writing is based on theme about food.
Actually I have 2 stories on hand which are different in genre.
- First story’s a fantasy genre. This story came to me when I began to setup my outlining tools to participate in September. The funny thing is when the idea struck I almost got a complete novel. So what do I mean by almost a complete novel? It means I literally have the whole outline of a story completed with plot, the setting, characters, the development, climax and plot twist. And most important thing is I already saw the ending to this story. But somehow the second novel idea emerged and I decided to stow this away.
- Second story’s a romance genre. I got this idea after the first and I’ve decided to write it because I prefer romance novel and am passionate about food! I’ve got little ideas here and there and few original quotes written down, hoping with these could inspire a plot, story buildup but boy I was wrong! I struggled with filling in ideas just based on the snippets of writing. I’ve got like 5 or 6 different plots that could go with this theme and I started Day 1 by choosing one… which had me ended in a writer’s block now and the development is vague and the ending is not in near sight…
With the situation now, I’m going to make a tough decision.
- Should I go on with the romance story and try to find ideas/motivation everyday?
- Or should I switch (before it’s too late) to the fantasy story which has a clear outline and I just need to work on the details?
I’m inclined to choose second, maybe I could stop story #1 for today and get the words out for story #2.
How’s your journey on Nano? Or do you have any advice or suggestions? Feel free to share in the comments below.
Have a nice day!