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NaNoWriMo: Day 2 (2019)

2 Nov

I’m going to try to post daily about my progress to keep myself honest and you all updated on how it’s going.

Today’s word count: 2,054
(Yesterday’s word count: 1,238)
Total word count: 3,292

I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday. My husband and I are preparing for our big annual Halloween party tonight and posting this got away from me.

But I’ve begun! I was excited to type about 600 words before work yesterday and get some more after dinner. I spent a chunk of time today getting my count up to where I wanted it (above 3K) and I might have a few more minutes to squeeze in more later today, but I’m not counting on it. We’re going to be very busy until our guests start showing up.

The story is going well so far. I wrote my prologue and I’ve moved on to the first chapter. I introduced a character I didn’t intend to in the prologue and excused him in chapter one. I think he’s going to appear again later but I’m not sure where. He’s got a lot of potential and I do plan to use him, it’s just a question of how.

Not a ton of problems with plotting or character development so far. I like how it’s going and I’m feeling good about the outline I put together. I can only keep my fingers crossed that things continue to go this well.

Until next time, write on.

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NaNoWriMo: My Day 2 2016

11 Nov

Say what?! It’s not day 2 of NaNo. Well, it is if your final was on Wednesday and you said you’d start doing your NaNo Rebel editing on Thursday. And it’s even better if you skipped writing Thursday to play Harry Potter themed bar trivia (of which you came in fifth because of the final question). So while it’s my Day 2, it was my first day writing.

Today’s writing time (30 goal): 65
This Week’s writing time (90 goal): 65
Total time for the month (630 goal): 65

I got through a bit more of the book than I thought I would. I think a lot of that is because it’s been so long since I worked on this book that I was reading more than editing, haha. I have a list of edits I want to make to the book so if I get to the end before December, I have things I can go back and add/change that will give me a lot of other things to tweak.

I’m noticing a lot of ‘saying’ instead of ‘telling’ and I can see how dialogue heavy I am sometimes. I avoid dialogue tags. I think this has changed about my writing since I wrote the original draft but, to be honest, I really like it. I have some people lined up to beta read so I’ll see how they feel about it.

I’m ‘caught up’ from missing yesterday. My husband has a boys-date planned (they play D&D and drink beer while watching football) for tomorrow so I’m hoping to get some solid work in tomorrow as well. I’d love to get this thing finished!

Until next time, write on.

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