The NaNo Report: Week One

Posted 9 November, 2009 by DLWhite in Writers Write 3 Comments

2009_poster_smaller_0It went well. The end. I’m just kidding.

Week One did go well. Very well. I wanted to make a serious dent in my piece because I know it will end up being more than 50,000 words. I am wordy and my plot is slightly complicated and requires a clear passage of time and events in order for it ‘read’ right.  I ended up passing 30,000 words over the weekend, which was AWESOME! I’m so proud!

So week 2, I hope will firmly insert me in my plot and get me most of the way through it. The ending is going to be a little tricky, I think, so I want lots of time to work it out.

I have sort of a weird writing process in which I……just start writing what comes to me. And then once I have a few thousands words down, I try to plot it out and send it in a direction. Otherwise I will write into oblivion, and that, my friends, is boring. I’ve yet to write a summary or anything because… I kind of suck at that. But I’m excited about the story line and even though it is fanfiction, it reads like a novel… ish… Haha. And I’m excited for the like, 8 regular readers I have to read it. I do think it will be the best piece I have done so far.

I’m excited about this project, and am determined to see it through to the end. NaNo has been really fun, so far. If all goes well, I’ll do it every year.  \o/

If anyone is a member at the NaNo site, I am Curvy Jones. iI’d link my profile but the NaNo site is down at the moment.

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3 Responses to “The NaNo Report: Week One”

  1. Becky

    I can’t believe you wrote 30,000 words in a week. I bet they’re all usable and good. I can barely squeeze out 2,000 a week lately. But I do a lot of editing as I go, and I don’t write just to get the idea down. That would be too distracting to me.

    Can’t wait!

    • I go back and forth–it’s impossible for me to write without editing, but for NaNo I’ve been just trying to cut down on the editing so much. And no rewriting at all. Once i get it done, I will go through chapter by chapter and add/ delete/ rewrite. Supposedly that is what December is for but I know me. If the previous section doesn’t flow right I can’t move on.