Sunday, November 8, 2009

Nano update

New total - 20,038!

Got up at 4am this morning to get my 20k for the week! I'm going on a three day mini holiday so I had some extra motivation. I honestly didn't think I was going to have time but I couldn't sleep anyway so I popped open Scrivener and started on the scene I've been avoiding. Will I keep it? I'm not sure. I think I may be introducing these characters elsewhere in the book and this idea I loved when I was developing RCP may go into 'I really loved it but it's not working now, but I'll keep it just in case' file. It's hard to let your babies go.

Need some inspiration? InkyGirl is chock full of information, hints and links about Nano.

NaNo, NaNo

1 comment:

Leah Braemel said...

Whoa - great wordcount, Marley!

When those scenes start bugging me at 3 a.m., I have to get up - they won't stop playing/talking until I do. And I've found if I don't, it's gone in the morning. (Usually they're pretty usable the next morning too - instead of the jumble of words I expect when I look at it once I've properly woken up.)

Don't forget that with NaNo you're not supposed to edit (at all, though I do a bit). At least with Scrivener, if you write a scene you're not sure about, later on you can move it to a different spot in the storyline easily enough.