NaNoWriMo, Novel Writing, Romance

2014 NaNoWriMo Trashy Romance Challenge: Act 3/When it hits the fan

600x750mm sign intended to match the specifica...
How many words per day are you averaging during NaNoWriMo? | 600x750mm sign intended to match the specifications for sign W13-5 (Advisory Curve Speed) in the 2004 version of the SHS manual. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just when you thought your story might draw to a sweet conclusion a little too early, it’s time to throw a wrench in it and drag it out for one more act.

Act Three. It is time to be mean to your characters.

Maybe one of them has been keeping a secret that comes to light, making the other one question his or her feelings.

Maybe your vampire is kidnapped by terrorists.

I don’t know. I have no idea what you’ve been writing up to this point, so I can’t tell you what would be the appropriate sadistic act to commit against your characters. Your writing assignment for today is to take your word count frustrations out on your hero and heroine. For the next week, you will write about the fallout of that bad thing that you are going to do to them.

Meanwhile, I am going to go get ready for Thanksgiving and attempt to knock out my own major word count before taking several days off to spend time with family.

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