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Seventeen Thousand And Some

November 23rd, 2009 (01:09 am)
sleepy

current mood: sleepy

I attended two write-ins today and now have a total of 17,358 words written of the Stargate novel. That means I'm still way behind where I should be in order to make it to 50,000 words by the end of the month. But I never actually expected to get to 50,000 this month, anyway. In fact, I've already surpassed my total for November of last year, and that feels pretty good.

I've planned write-ins here in Alexandria for the next two days. I don't know if anyone else will come, but I'll be there tomorrow afternoon, continuing Chapter 6. I'm really hoping that sometime before then, my characters would only clue me in on what happens next in their storyline....

As you may recall, this is the book I started even though I hadn't come up with a plot yet. And it's showing. I realized this week that I need a bigger conflict at the center of the story, something huge that's at stake: a planet threatening to explode, a race of people facing imminent death, or the SGC being sabotaged by evil aliens or possibly the U.S. Senate. Some writers like the spontaneity of making it all up as they go along. But I'm much better at this when I come up with the plot BEFORE I write the book.

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Posted by: Lawrence M. Schoen (klingonguy)
Posted at: November 23rd, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
NaNoWriMo

Sorry the plot hasn't popped into place for you, but kudos for the word count!

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