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. Totally unexpected. I'm able to recognize clues. Of course, I don't know where they're leading me but it sure is fun being led. :) Can't wait to learn more. I've written 9,534 words so far. A lot of dialogue. Rewrites will be a challenge but aren't they always? I'll cut the first three pages--or pepper them in. I have no setting and very little description. Still, I have to say I like my hero and heroine. They'll end up somewhere even if this story is flushed.
I dread the middle. For me the middle is always murder. :(
"As you begin to tell your story, the first thing you'll find is that story telling is not about giving away information but about withholding it; the information itself is never as important as the path you take in disseminating it." The Plot Thickens by Noah Lukeman