Saturday, November 04, 2006

NaNo Day Four

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. - William James

Day three of NaNo and I realize that I've missed a lot of stuff I wanted to happen in the beginning of the story… I've spent no time at all really developing character or setting (other than a nauseatingly ugly dining room that has more character than my H/H). I realize that it's a first draft, and a really bad first draft as well, but still. Ugh.

NaNo convention says you shouldn't go back over what you've written, but I am going to go back and add some of the stuff I missed, including an entire scene with the heroine and her daughter.

I swear, I lay awake most of the night thinking about this. Then I realized that I hadn't even started a blog post for today on top of that -- and as a committed member of NaBloPoMo, I couldn't miss a day.

It's going to be a long day (I hate that I repeated that word, but yunno -- there really aren't any synonyms for "day", so I'll have to deal).

In other news, the very calm and laid back Charity let the blog world know that her YA book won first place in the Golden Rose contest.

And I've discovered that my sister-in-law is telling everyone that I'm "published". I've told her that my Wild Rose story is just that, a story and not a book, but she's all atwitter. If I wasn't so worried that she'd be offended by what I write (and she will and won't that be interesting to watch), I'd be pleased.

So, I'm off to crank out another couple thousand words today -- hopefully I'll make it well over 10,000. That's my plan, that's my goal. Now I just need to keep my eyes open.


So far this morning, I've written 2,049 words

For a grand total of: 10,103 / 50,000


Ceri said...

Good luck to you today! I'm waiting for the coffee to finish brewing so I can get my brain working.

I have a long day of work ahead of me so who knows what my total will be. But thats okay, I figure I'll have problems every weekend.

Ah, coffee is done......

euqoyx-every unicorn quietly orders yesterdays xray

anno said...

I feel like that teacher in Lilly's Plastic Purse. "Wow!" he said. That was all he could say. "Wow!"

Ceri said...

Over 10,000 so soon? Awesome!

I'm getting there. I would've liked to have gotten up to 12000, but I don't think thats going to happen.

spfprh-sometimes penguins file pages right handed

Melissa said...

Good luck with nano! Not that you need any luck with so many words already. You're my inspiration. I've got to going with NaNo or I'm never going to do it!