I just love it when I bring my protagonist to the brink of victory only to have the rug pulled out from under him by the antagonist. A crushing defeat leaving him with few choices other than to give up or get up. Can he regroup in time? We’ll see.
With NaNoWriMo this year I’m loving the use of my outline though I’ve had to make some changes to it as the creative process of putting words on paper took over. That’s okay with me. I still have a roadmap and have planted the seeds for action and a few twists. Much easier to plan for them in advance and insert them into the outline where appropriate rather than finding them in the mix of tens of thousands of words.
As I’m rambling I found that taking a couple of days off to recover from a bout of “yucks” I was able to put forth a 7000+ word day and feeling really good about it. Today’s writing made me excited about what happens to my character and even though I find my antagonist a SOB, I hope I can make him even more dastardly in revisions. It’s about characters and drawing some emotion from the reader. I hope I’m doing it while I’m secretly giggling away while writing. 🙂