I finally figured out why I could never finish the NaNoWriMo novel I did last November called Becoming Dead. Turns out I have a better perspective on why alot of people don't like it(though I still enjoy the idea of the challenge. Because I am a really lazy writer)
While I loved the characters, the whole Zombie Apocalypse, the relationships between characters. I really hated part of the book. Mostly because I didn't have a clue about anything military and so I created a very informal, Does Not Exist military unit(Unit 7 just for kicks) From there... it just went down hill. I mean I liked the characters that comprised Unit 7... I just didn't really know what to do with them. I know that the leader(who in all honesty at 20 shouldn't be their leader. In my defense, since 13 he had been training for the posistion. Top Secret Government stuff. *shrugs* but yeah you get the idea why it was bad. lol) He was simply there to kill words.
But after November I kept telling myself 'next week' 'tomorrow' 'once I finish this short story...' I would get back to it. But I never did. Now partly because I also was a bastard and created a rogue group of bastards and forced 2 of my female characters... well yeah.
Anyways I realized I hated the majority of my story. I couldn't finish it because what I needed to do was restart. I am sure much of the novel will be the same, except with the Unit 7 storyline nowhere in sight.
I will also probably do alot more with Sam and her relationship with her Mother. It never felt right that I introduced this conflict between them and then have the whole city blow up in a giant explosion. Effectively killing the mother. After that I didn't even bring it back up!
Anyways I have a good feeling about this time around.
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