Current Project: Practically Dead
Current Streak: 1 day
Days writing record: 6 days

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

NaNoWriMo: Day 2

I did it!

1,724 words!

Sure it took three hours, a lot of cynism and turning my beloved Julian into a stalker for the first chapter but I did it!

I had the day off today after the nightmare that was yesterday and now I am PUMPED!!

I actually met the day's goals, I could have procrastinated, I could have watched tv, I could have blogged and caught up on StoryWings, but I didn't! I sat my ass down and I churned out 1,724 words.


I have a new way of writing it seems: I write by scene.

I picture the chapter as a whole, then break it into scenes like acts of a play!

And I finished the first chapter of Practically Dead! It kind of crept up on me to be honest because after I started fleshing out the scenes, it came to a natural stop at a certain point and I started the next chapter!

But I have a new way of fighting through the words. It's this beautiful little line I've made up:

***[add text]

It's so handy when I get stuck on a scene but have ideas for the next one...i just add that little line, work on the next bit then come back to it and link it up!

I am soooooo geed right now. I am going to take a little break and then see what I can do about catching up on yesterdays word count...but instead of thinking about how many words to go as I was doing this morning....I am thinking more about what's happening...

I'm getting lost in my own story...that's good right?

1 comment:

  1. It's great! I do the same thing, if you get stuck, just go around the road block.

    Dottie :)