Friday, November 26, 2010

Nanowrimo Update - 11/27/2010

Michael Salsbury
imageIt's three days until the NaNoWriMo 2010 challenge is over.  I'm sitting on 42,188 completed words in my draft.  I had hoped to be well over 50,000 by this point and finished with the challenge.

On the other hand, I have a much better handle on where I need the story to go this year than I did last year.  I have a set of scenes plotted out in Scrivener and all I really need to go is go back and write them.  Motivating myself to do that is, and has typically been, the greatest challenge for me.  There's a part of me that feels like once I've outlined the story and fleshed it out a bit, it's "done" and there's no point continuing to write.  That's silly, of course, but it's how my mind works.  Yesterday I managed to push quite a bit of text out.  On 11/25, I was counting about 11,000 words of notes in my total.  Today, with over 42,000 words as my total, I am counting only finished words in the draft.  So I've managed to crank out over 10,000 words today alone, which is pretty darned good.

But is it good enough to reach 50,000 by November 30?  We'll have to see.

About the Author

Michael Salsbury / Author & Editor

In his day job, Michael Salsbury helps administer over 1,800 Windows desktop computers for a Central Ohio non-profit. When he's not working, he's writing, blogging, podcasting, home brewing, or playing "warm furniture" to his two Bengal cats.


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