NaNo Update

I ended writing at 24,004 words. It feels so successful!

This is the point in the project where I become convinced that it’s not an interesting story and switch to a different project or something along those lines, but this time I have a deadline. Things I didn’t plan for are happening and things I thought would be larger are not, but it’s happening like it needs to.

A good friend of mine started reading what I have so far, and she texted me out of the blue to tell me that she loves it, that my main character is awesome and she’s eating it up. My stomach flipped like I was going downhill. I needed that confidence.

Good luck to the rest of you kids!

NaNoWriMo Update 

The novel is coming along great. I’m all done with the first act and almost done with the second act. I’m not writing linear, but I’m not jumping around  that much. 

I finished yesterday at 17,853 words. I’m trying to gain ground, it’s looking more possible to end the story in 32,147 words than it did a couple days ago. I’m sure a major edit I will have is, “The pacing is jarring.”

Good luck to the rest of you!

NaNoWriMo Update

I’m learning so much from this process. I usually write linear, but with the whole sprint writing of it all, I don’t let myself stare at the screen. If I get stuck I move to another scene. I’m finding it to be useful in story development as well as word count. I also don’t pause my writing to visit time suck websites. 

I finished today at 14,590 words and I’m really happy with them. I was able to write a section that tied the two peices of my first act together. I know I will finish my 50,000 words, my question now is: Will I finish the story in the words I have left? 

Good luck to the rest of you!

NaNoWriMo Update

Last night I ended at 9057 words. I feel so excited. As someone who has never paid attention to word count before, this is a great learning experience. I’m not writing linearly, which is not super common for me, but the story is coming together.

Making 50,000 words by the 30th of November, seems very possible, but finishing this novel in that many words is starting to look sketchy.

I’d love to know how you guys are doing if you’d like to comment below or buddy me at http://nanowrimo.org/participants/martyvee.

All the best!

NaNoWriMo Update 

I finished yesterday at 5086 words. I wrote about 300 words this morning before work. I’ve been sick, so I’m hoping to have energy to write on my lunch. But I might end up taking a nap. 

I know there are some haters out there for NaNoWriMo, but I’m really enjoying this. I love what I’m writing and haters gonna hate. 

I hope all you snazzy Cats are doing well!

Marty