Started this discussion. Last reply by Margot Renne Payne Oct 27, 2007.
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
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