Nov. 25th, 2009 02:26 pm
tuulia: (NaNoWriMo09)

My statistic chart looks like a rollercoaster. I guess this means I write in quick bursts?

This has all been highly educational. I learned things about my own writing and what works with it than I have in ages.

Of course, the novel still isn't finished... I guess I'll schedule myself a new burst for next weekend!

Oh yeah.

Nov. 12th, 2009 06:26 pm
tuulia: (NaNoWriMo09)
26,000 words in 12 days.

I am shamefully pleased with myself!

Now to keep this up...

I'm experiencing a great deal of character shift at this point. One character who started out as a jolly-heigh-ho kind of a fellow has turned into a nervous scientist. Another who I created to be a duplicitous character may not end up being so. A gay person has turned out bisexual and completely new villains are popping up like daisies. I don't mind, though, it keeps things interesting, and the plot evolves and changes along with the characters.
tuulia: (NaNoWriMo09)

Did some writing and am less behind now. Phew! Still intend to have another good go to pull on level with the expected wordcount. If all goes according to current plan I should have as much as 29,000 by Sunday. We shall see.

One really has to let go and write with NaNoWriMo, and it's both fun and frustrating. I keep seeing a million things I'm going to have to fix and address in the editing phase, I find myself forcing through passages that just don't work, etc... That is the frustrating part, but then there's also a wonderful sense of freedom in knowing that you can't go back and fix it right now, you just have to plough onwards to get to that finishing line. I fully intend to bring my story to a close this month; anything else would feel like cheating. If I wrote the first 50,000 words of a novel and left it without an ending, I would not have "written a novel in a month", I would just have written a certain number of words within a month. I want to get to the resolution, dammit! THEN I can sit down, expand it and make it work.

In other news, my buddy [personal profile] lemposoi has joined the ranks of Dreamwidth! Must be one of those months when she's not "through with the Internet"...

ETA: Pulled level! Go me!
tuulia: (NaNoWriMo09)

I'm about 5,000 words behind on the NaNoWriMo novel. Yikes! Hopefully I can make time to catch up a little tonight. For now, groceries.

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With a short story by yours truly, Me and Susannah.

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Life has been busy recently and about to become more so! I don't know how I will manage NaNoWrimo, but I'll do my best. I find it easier to write when I have the house for myself, so I intend to grab all of those moments I can, setting aside social life and my girlfriend's feelings...

The novel I'm hoping to write, Macedonia Wallis vs. The Star Cross, is a throwback to pulp fiction, complete with fighter planes, aliens and seedy nightclubs. We'll see how it actually turns out!

I also have a short story in progress that is necessarily pushed back, called Gorilla Warfare.

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