Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NaNoWriMo, Day 13

Since we're nearly half way into the month, I figured it was time that I give an update on NaNoWriMo. Things are going really well. I passed 35k this morning...yippee! It feels great to be ahead of schedule, since the next few weeks are going to be a little nuts.

I think GBI is going pretty well. I feel like I'm narrating and telling a lot instead of showing, but I know that the important thing is to get the first draft out, and then I can work on cleaning things up and making them shine. I am pretty excited because ywriter has been working FABULOUSLY for me. Each day I sit down, read the synopsis of what the scene is supposed to hold, and then get to work. It makes writing so much easier, and I don't think I'll ever write another way again. It was a lot more work on the front end, but I think it'll save me a lot of work when all is said and done. I feel like the plot is solid and (hopefully) there will just be cosmetic-type fixes in the revision process. I really want to get this book ready to submit before May.

I'm about 40% of the way through this first draft. That might be a problem I need to address in revisions. Currently, the book first draft will probably be somewhere around 125k words. That's a little bit long, but I don't know where I could possibly trim down information and still keep the story moving along.

It's Day 13 of NaNo, and so far it has been a huge success for me. I have LOVED being so dedicated to my craft and making writing a priority in my life. It's been great to get this first draft out so quickly. Now if I can just manage 802 words a day for the rest of the month, I should be a NaNo winner.

 Seems doable, don't you think? How's everyone else doing so far?

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