Nanowrimo Day 16: Things go awry

Oh happy day! You’ve made it to the 2nd half of your NaNoWriMo novel. Your main character is in big trouble now, and trying valiantly to get out of whatever literary mess you’ve made for them. Unfortunately, their personality, their nemesis, a few fair or foul-meaning minor characters are also getting in their way. Even the landscape and weather seems to be against them! Woe is [name of character]. So busy hatching plans that they think will make everything better! Only, they don’t. Because if they thought they were in deep doo doo before, now, in this second half of the book, Things Really Go Awry.

This can be a lot of fun for you if you’re a sadist like me. I throw everything I have at these poor guys. Red herrings, deceptive friends, poison-clawed creatures hell bent on driving them to the brink of madness. You know. The usual.

It’s so exciting when all hell breaks loose. It’s a total high to write bullets for my main characters to dodge, all the while wondering how in the heck I’m going to tie this all up. But never mind that. I don’t have to worry about bringing things together until next week.

Oooh! Poison-tipped arrows!

Mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

[Image of Edvard Munchs “The Scream” from http://www.edvard-munch.com/gallery/anxiety/scream.htm]

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