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You learn more from your mistakes than your successes.
So here I am to try, and to fail, so I can learn.
Paul Fail. For The Win!

08 November 2009

[NaNoWriMo] Behind, But Not Horribly So...

I'm at 11,907, which is off the pace of 13,333.  My friends ar doing better, but I knew there were going to be days this month that I just couldn't write.  So, having not written Friday or Saturday, I made up one of those days today, and will make up some of it tomorrow.

The novel is coming along, but my lack of an outline cost me some time tody.  Not having a set number of characters means that I didn't have a full plan for the introductory scenes.  I debated adding another, but decided that what I have is fine.  So now all the repurcussions fall from the prologue.

05 November 2009

[NaNoWriMo] A Fifth of Critical Words

Up to 8,633 words!  It was tough getting to the keyboard tonight, still tired, but at least I got it done before Midnight!

I also now realize what my plan is.  Granted this is the sort of thing that is supposed to happen first but, as my inner critic was so kind to point out, it is crappy prose.  THat being said at the end of the month I will have all, or at least most of the most scenes blocked.  I'll know who's there, what they have to do, and how they go about doing it.  I'll know if it needs more darkness or more light, more dialogue or less; greater exposition or more action.

Which means that, the second draft will be pretty fine indeed by the time its done, the third will be necessary for polish, and likely the fourth, but after that...  Well after that, Hell, "It. Could. WORK!"

[NaNoWriMo] Going Forth on the Fourth

I'm up to 6,912 words, and am so very, very tempted to add another 88 words of fluff to the last scene just to round it out to an even 7,000.  However it is nigh on midnight, and with an oh dark-thirty departure scheduled to get to work, I know I need to let it go.  Must to sleep. 

03 November 2009

[NaNoWriMo] Day the Thirde

Not the best of days, far too busy, but I'm still past 5,000 at 5,133.  It averages out to just over the 1,667 required, but I need to pick up the pace again tomorrow.  I also have some days off at the end of the month that should help for a final push if needed.

There's a reason why I'm not a math major...

So my late night mental math goofed :-/  I'm actually still below 5,000, but not by much.  The actual number is: 4,627 words.

I'm still going to try and be past 6,000 by the end of the day...

02 November 2009

[NaNoWriMo] Day the Seconde

I'm up to around 5,000 words.  I don't know the exact because I don't remember what my exact total was after lunch.  I know it was at least 3,100 but I don't remember what the change was.  Add in 1,953 tonight and you have 5,000+ which I rounded down until I can get a full count in the morning.

If you're writing too, keep kicking ass!

01 November 2009

It Has Begun!

2,573 words in.  Not bad for no outline and only the barest understanding of how I'm going to get from point A to B.