I can not write a fight scene to save my life. This is quite a predicament I find myself in every National Novel Writing Month. I struggle with this every year. I struggle with this every story I create.
I can picture the scene in my head perfectly. I can watch it play out like a movie. When I try to describe it, it always comes out as a jumbled mess. I was lamenting this fact to a fellow NaNoer in my region’s chat room.
This particular person and I have spent a lot of time in the chat room last year, and this year, too. Frequently, it’s just the two of us. I sent her a snippet of this year’s novel, apologizing for the voice being all over the place.
I tend to mimic the voice of whatever book I’m currently reading. As I’m reading three simultaneously at the moment, I’ve bounced around all crazy like. I haven’t bothered changing anything, because it’s NaNoWriMo. Editing is for December, I say a tad frantically.
Anyway, I was lamenting the lack of fight scene writing ability, and she, brilliantly tells me to read a lot of fight scene laden novels mimic those. BAM! It’s so obvious I feel like an idiot.
30 Days of Thanks, Day 5: I am thankful for the obvious, and the fellow NaNoer who pointed it out to me.
NaNo Word Count: 4,134/50,000