Getting words down

Realised a couple of things today about my NaNoWriMo project.

One, the scene in my novel that I’m stuck on is a fight scene.  I’ve never been in an actual fight in my life, so no wonder I’m having difficulty getting into the flow of it.

Two, I feel a lot better doing flash fiction for NaNoWriMo than working on the novel.  Somehow it feels easier to fix.  If I plough through and write a short story that then needs a lot of revising, it’s still a pretty short job.  Bashing out an entire novel that has loose ends and needs major editing still leaves a lot of work to be done.  I guess I’m afraid of ruining the novel by writing it wrong and then not being able to fix it.