NaNoWriMo 2011: Day 2

Work all day followed by a quick nap and no words before 7:30pm. Andrea kicked me out of the house and I trundled off to the coffee house, was disappointed by the lack of London Fog Tea, and sat to write.

When I’m working on a project, it takes me a few days to hit my stride. So far, so good. I did a lot better with suppressing the urge to edit and hey, I made up for yesterdays shortfall.

For all the outlining that I did leading up to Nano, I could have stuck with just my extensive bullet point. What I’d originally thought were three chapters were scenes, marking the completion of Chapter 1. I’m kind of winging it from this point out. I know all of the major points that need to happen and how the story ends. How I stitch it all together will be done on the fly.

The research I did, on the other hand, is all worthwhile. While the words are rough and sometimes horribly ugly, the ideas are solid. I can’t wait to get deeper into the story and see how it evolves from the original spark.

Project: Black Mirror

New words written: 2,048

Reason for stopping: Binary number!

I’m kind of glad I didn’t finished reading Writing the Breakout Novel before Nano. It’s been sitting on my self for a while and I meant to get through it but I ran out of time. I may be slightly over-prepared for what I need Nano for and it’s slowing me down. What I read of that book is awesome and would be one more thing for me to try to ignore just to get words on the page. I will read it before I even think about rewrites/revisions, though.

Adam Israel
Author ꞏ Genealogist ꞏ Software Engineer

My interests include genealogy, cloud computing, and all things open source.

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