NaNoWriMo: My Day 6

22 Nov

Two days in a row! Look at me fly. I got at least a half hour in today, but it was so disjointed that I’ll only count 30 minutes. I’m heading over to a friend’s house for a Friendsgiving event and I’ve got a turkey in the oven so I’m a bit preoccupied.

I got to page 33 (from the second draft, a total of 119 pages) which, yes is another 9 pages. I’ll be honest and say I had to cut two scenes together because of the big change I made yesterday so I did a lot more cutting than writing. I think I’ve got it to work now. The scene I took out was one of two from a third character’s POV and I’m glad to lose it. I’m at 50547 words (from 52962), almost 2,000 fewer than yesterday. I wasn’t kidding about cutting a lot! As I said yesterday, there are a few scenes I still plan to add so it shouldn’t make the overall novel shorter, but it feels like I’m going backward.


Still so much to go! I’m loving the chance to revisit this story with so much more wiring under my belt. I think I can make good things from it with time and work. Let’s do this, week 2!

Until next time, write on.

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5 Responses to “NaNoWriMo: My Day 6”

  1. siderealday November 22, 2015 at 7:45 PM #

    Sounds like things are going well for you!


    • Sam November 22, 2015 at 7:53 PM #

      As well as an edit can go, I guess. It’s never pretty


  2. readersandmore November 22, 2015 at 10:42 PM #

    Sounds like you’re making some great progress! Happy Writing!


    • Sam November 23, 2015 at 10:20 AM #

      Thanks! I wish it felt more like progress. I need to start adding more back in!

      Liked by 1 person

      • readersandmore November 23, 2015 at 12:36 PM #

        You’re welcome. You’re making progress whether you think you are or not 🙂


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