Taken together with the other previously written sections I'm incorporating into the larger story, I'm about 12,000 words into my NaNoWriMo novel. It's absolute crap, and the urge to continuously go back and edit myself out of existence is an ever-present one. At this point I should be at about 20,000 words, so I'm a little behind. Making matters worse, on Tuesday I had a kind of writer's epiphany where I had a clear and concise idea as to what the novel should be, how it would be constructed, how it would begin and end. It was right there, clear as day.
Only problem is, it's completely different than what I had spent the last 8,000+ words writing.
So today I figured out a way to write as many sections of this new novel that I can, and have it roughly fit within the (now altered) scope of the original novel I was writing, knowing that the goal of NaNoWriMo is to just get the words out and revise and refine later.
I'm working on a way to insert an author link to the widget in the upper-right corner of this blog; in the meantime you can see my stats and read an excerpt from my immense piece of crap at the link below.
Don't worry. I'm completely fine with my low opinion of what I have so far. When I dig through the crap I've written, I still see shards of something good and pure, and something I know I can mold into shape after this month is over. For now it's just getting the words down, throwing all the feces at the wall (sorry for all the dung jokes) and worrying about what sticks later.
From time to time I'll change the excerpt to reflect sections I've just written. Now sorry, but I have to get back. These things don't write themselves, you know!