Next week's target: 40,000
I could make it really easy and have a target of 30,000 by next Monday. But if I keep to 2000 words a day like I have been doing I'll hit 30k by Wednesday. 40K is more of a challenge. I've stuck to writing 2000 a day and with a bit more time at weekends I think I can make it.
The story is still flowing nicely and the plot is easily coming to me as I write. What I did figure out this week was I have the wrong MC. I won't bother to go back and switch things now. I can wait until the editing. But I'm switching when the time comes.
Originally I loved Scott as the MC. A level-headed, sceptical character who has never believed in ghosts and simply humours Darren and Riley's obsession with ghosts and investigating them. And then he comes across the haunted hotel and his whole perspective on ghosts and the afterlife completely changes. He's gaining some curiosity but still he'd rather stay in the background.
That's where my problem lies. It's out of character for him to suddenly start investigating ghosts. As far as he's concerned seeing these ghosts for the first time scared the crap out of him and he'd like to keep away. He's still quite passive.
As for Darren he's a leader. He actively goes in search of ghosts with Riley and leads the plot. What happens is a consequence of his decisions and the plot isn't moving him like it does with Scott. Darren already believes in ghosts but this is the first time he's ever experienced something worthwhile that would be great for his blog. He really acts impulsive and reckless as a result and this will lead to the climax where he puts all his friends in danger.
So, sorry Scott but Darren may have to take your place as MC.
How are your NaNo novels going? Any changes you've realised you'll have to make too?