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Sunday, November 01, 2009

NaNoWriMo Day #1

We had a friend staying over so I started out late this morning, but once I got the story rolling it seemed to go pretty smooth. I came up with a semi-decent first line: The man who had just saved my life wanted to kill me. and then went from there.

I took my time with this one because it's an experiment in voice, genre and style for me. I was tempted to go for an even three thousand words, but I have three thousand more to write for other books today so I made myself stop. I went ahead, printed out a hard copy and did the editing right after my second writing session because I had a couple of corrections in my head that I wanted to get down before I lost them.

I'm fairly satisfied with what I got for the first draft, although I have to watch the backstory with this one; it's fairly extensive and already wants to eat my book. I'm also not 100% committed to the narrative I'm using to open Chapter One; I think coming off the last StarDoc has me with some residual Cherijo in my head because it reminds me of her a little. I also decided to start keeping a glossary for the coined words.

Today's Stats:
Wordcount: 2,735
Pages: 14
Time: 10:00am -- 2:00pm
Sessions: 2 @ 1 hour 45 minutes each + 30 minute break in between.


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