I know I really ought to just bash away, but I’m using NaNoWriMo as a means to get my untitled novel started, rather than what it is: a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Don’t get me wrong, I am having a blast; I’m not writing by the seat-of-my-pants, though.
A/hoo, I look for many things when reviewing my writing such as, if the backstory is doing its job, is dialogue unique and moving the story forward, is the plot structure sound etc. etc. On this occasion, I wanted to see how the theme was shaping. My intent is for the characters to be engaging and the situation compelling enough so the theme surfaces on its own accord, whereby, it will resonate with my readers.
I’m thinking its taking shape.