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Inching Forward...

November 10th, 2009 (03:24 pm)

current location: a solo "write-in" at Caboose Bakery, Alexandria
current mood: drained
current music: "Calling All Angels" on the stereo system here

For only the second time since the month started, I've met the daily writing goal of 1,667 words! I'm still way behind a lot of people (such asklingonguy, who is a writing machine) but I'm inching forward.

In fact, I'm at 1,918 words for the day. So far. My total word count now stands at 8,380.

I'm trying not to spend time reading over what I've written. That would be dangerous; there be dragons thar. We've only got a month for this, and the idea is to get a first draft down on the page (well, screen) this month, and hold off on editing until December. My impression is that I've got too much dialog and not enough action. Very bad, in an action-adventure type science-fiction novel, even in a character-driven franchise like the Stargate universe. But like Scarlett O'Hara, I'll think about that tomorrow. Right now, I'll just write....

Or I would just write, if I could figure out what happens next. Hmmmmm....

I guess the team (minus, for now, the injured Major Carter) will return to the planet of their recent mishap. Once they step through the Stargate, I'm hoping they'll discover something there that they haven't told me about yet.


Posted by: the artist formerly known as kytyn (melydia)
Posted at: November 11th, 2009 11:18 am (UTC)

With NaNo, the best way to proceed is to just write and see where it takes you. Stall if you have to (describe the scenery, switch to some random character's point of view for a while, whatever), but keep those fingers moving.

Good luck! :D

Posted by: Lawrence M. Schoen (klingonguy)
Posted at: November 11th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
NaNoWriMo 2009

Actually, I'm running way behind where I want to be. For last Friday thru Sunday I did only a few hundred words. The plan was to have hit 25K by Sunday, and I'm still not there. :(

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