Today was an excellent writing day. As the adventure continues, I added 2958 more words to my novel, bringing my total up to 69,121! As part of NaNoWriMo I have, to date, written 43,419, which puts me at 86.8% of the way towards my 50,000 word monthly goal!
Over the last few days I have taken several unexpected detours into character building territory (and added a few more scenes along the way) but I’m very glad I did. I believe that what really makes a story great is the characters. Yes, the plot is important, and it is important to create a well thought out, believable, and logical world, but what really carries a story (and turns a good novel into a great novel) is the characters.
I’m so excited to continue on this quest with my three protagonists, and I can hardly wait to share their adventures with you when the time comes.