Monthly Archives: November 2010

Slow and steady and I’ll lose the race…

So, my personal word count goal is 30k. If I can get that much done on this novel by the end of NaNo, I will be a happy camper.

I’m still working to find the story, to explore the characters, and to figure out how they’re all going to get from point a to point b. This is a good thing. It means I did nowhere near enough planning and I’m flying by the seat of my pants. That’s when the good stuff starts to happen.

Seems I work best when I only know the next one or two steps, but no further. Also helpful? Having three main protagonists. If I get bored or stuck with one, I can always jump to another. I think that was my problem with the last NaNo I did, I only had one main storyline going on and when I got stuck there was nothing to do but wait for the next bit to come to me.

But for now, I’ve written enough for today and I’m off to get some sleep.

3054 / 50000

It has begun…

So NaNoWriMo started yesterday. I got a few words written at Midnight and a few more written before bed last night. The rest of my week looks to be fairly quiet, so I’m hopeful I can get into a groove for a few days.

I pondered my characters while on the train this morning. The time was productive and I was able to sort one of my characters out a bit better. I hadn’t figured her out and she’s still a work in progress, but at least I feel a little closer to her than I did this morning.

But, enough typing here. I’ll claim right now that I’m going to try and update regularly here, but inevitably life (and the writing itself) will interfere. If nothing else, I’ll try to post daily word counts, starting here:

406 / 50,000