Friday, November 26, 2010

NaNoWriMo Update: Day 26

And it was on this day...

I reached 50,000 words.

Specifically 50,358 words as of Nov. 26th, 2010, 10:05 PM EST.

The good news?  I got it to 50,000 plus.

The bad news?  The novel itself is literally half-way there.  If we're going by my original outline, we're still finishing up the first big incident and have yet to reach Incident Point Two, Three or Four.  Nor anywhere near the conclusion.

The good news?  I got four days to keep going.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Before It Gets Too Late: NaNoWriMo Update Day 22

Just getting this in as of 11:55 PM on Nov. 22nd.  43273 words.

I've actually slowed down this weekend after the blind rush of Friday.  I am within 6,800 words of getting the 50,000 word count.  It's the novel itself.  I feel myself bogging down into fractal detail right now, creating a situation where I'm trying to leave clues for the solution I've plotted at the end... so I need to pick this up and get it going into the next set of chapters.  Grrr.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

NaNoWriMo Update: Day 20

This is coming late at night, having been a busy Friday all around.

Currently at 40,014 words.  At this pace 50,000 is no problem.  Finishing the whole novel currently at Chapter Five with Five (maybe up to Seven if the pacing goes as it does) more to go.

Monday, November 15, 2010

NaNoWriMo Update Day 15

The count now at 31,521 words.

I'm 5,000 words above the halfway mark (25,000) and making decent time.  Still slow compared to what I've hoped for.  The good news is I'm well into Chapter Four, but worried now that the remaining chapters are going to be bigger than I expected.

I'm also a little unhappy that my characters are unsympathetic at the moment.  For one character, it's unavoidable, but I think the other character is getting a little too harsh in his behaviors.  I need to tone him down a little.  Got to make it so that his personality Reveal later on isn't an Ass-Pull of sorts.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

NaNoWriMo Update: Day 11

Now at 21,357 words and counting.

This has been going slower than expected.  After the rush of getting 30,000 words done in 3 days for the 3-Day Novel attempt, I had hoped on equaling the 10,000 word-per-day count... but other activities (such as job-hunting, hi there!) have been distracting.  The good news is I am keeping pace and well ahead of schedule.  Bad news is I'm pretty much at 1,800 words per day per average... and at this pace the first draft of this novel itself won't be completed, which worries me.

This weekend.  Gotta make the big push this weekend.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

NaNoWriMo Update 2010: Day 7

Am currently at 14,000 words more or less.

Since I'm eschewing the habit of going back and re-editing earlier stuff that's suddenly not jibing with the latest written stuff, the novel is already a bit of a mess.  But the objective remains the same: Finish First. Edit Later.

Typing typing typing...

Monday, November 1, 2010

It is the time of NaNoWriMo 2010. And the cats are wondering why I'm crying.

Well, damn it all to (expletive).  I tried starting off a novel this morning... and this afternoon... and this evening.  And already two pages in I'm hating the story idea I've got.  And it sounded so good on paper.

The problem is, I'm not writing from experience on a story that is going to require some experience.  Operating on assumptions is a terrible way to go.

So I'm starting over.  I'm gonna try something else for the next 2 1/2 hours to get something produced for this first day.