Made my NaNoWriMo quota today. 1,697 words.
I'm anxious to start at the beginning and read what I've written. I don't think I'm accomplishing much toward solving the crime. I seem to be creating too much havoc. I have 35,000 words left to write. I need to remember this is supposed to be fun. Shouldn't take myself too seriously. If nothing else NaNoWriMo is helping me get in the habit of daily writing, and that's a good thing. I just don't want to be wasting my time. Am…Continue
Posted on November 9, 2007 at 3:31pm
Accomplished nothing today. 526 words. I got side-tracked reading writer's guidelines on the internet, and brainstorming NF articles. By the time I started writing my creativity was shot. My head was filled with NF ideas, not my wip. I noticed right away that my heroine's voice sounded completely different. It threw me, made me feel like I should go back and read everything I've written. I don't dare do that. It'll make me want to start rewriting. I've got to forge ahead without slowing down…Continue
Posted on November 8, 2007 at 4:57pm
NaNoWriMo project hit 12,137 words today. I was afraid I'd written as much as I can without knowing where I'm going. I picked up a couple of How To books and started thumbing through them, reading a sentence here and there. Came across a statement suggesting I start a fire, burn down a house or something. Nice suggestion. I didn't do it but it started me thinking and writing.
I might burn down the family home next week :-)
Posted on November 7, 2007 at 3:56pm
Goofed off too much today. Had a three hour lunch with a friend. Watched two movies (Because I Said So and Tara), and wrote 1,006 words. Better than nothing I guess but I regret not sticking with my 1700 words a day plan. :(
I hope this isn't the beginning of the end.
Just get it down on paper, and then we'll see what to do with it. ~Maxwell Perkins
Posted on November 6, 2007 at 4:30pm
Okay, NaNoWriMo is rolling for me. So far I'm making my quota. It won't last, I'm sure, because of the Thanksgiving holiday and kids coming in. But wow! what a high. I usually have to outline--at least a little, but the notes I made before starting aren't even valid now. It has really been fun following my nose with this little mystery. For the first time, I understand what a writer means when she says she likes being surprised. Funny and surprising how things tend to fall into place.…Continue
Posted on November 5, 2007 at 3:10pm