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Monday, November 02, 2009

NaNoWriMo Day #2

Knocked out two scenes today and got a nice upstairs/downstairs spin on my protag's place of business. The genre and time period make writing the dialogue the biggest challenge, but I'm gradually getting comfortable with it. I'm glad I deliberately avoided reading any contemporary examples in this genre, I wanted to build this from scratch and I like what I'm getting.

My Achilles heel, as always, is describing things. I did better with that in the second scene; there was a lot of interesting things going on. I need to add more color and sensory bits to the first scene, and figure out what one of the two characters in it looks like. Right now she's just a pair of silk gloves with lace trim -- definitely not enough to give the reader a visual.

I think I'm going to start work with this story every day until NaNo ends; I like the rejuvenating effects of writing in the new universe before I move on to the stories I'm writing in the established series. I've earned my lunch, so I'm off to see what sort of salad I can build out of what's still fresh in the veggie bin.

Today's Stats:

Wordcount: 2233
Total Wordcount: 4968
Pages: 10
Total Pages: 24
Time: 9:00am -- 1:00pm
Sessions: 2 @ 1 hour 45 minutes each + 30 minute break in between.


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