NaNoWriMo 2011 – Can’t stop the story

I don’t think I’m going to finish this story at the end of the month, but I am going to finish it, and the third part of the trilogy, then edit the whole lot, possibly using a Holly Lisle course, How to revise your novel.

Tuesday 22nd

46521 words, 2175 today. Writing after karate, trying to reduce my deficit from taking yesterday off. Skipped ahead and worked on a fun scene, then went back and added a new character to keep a viewpoint in one location after two other characters left there.

Wednesday 23rd

49016 words, 2495 today. Have made up for skipping Monday, I’ll probably be able to validate on Friday and "win" but I won’t be happy till the story is over. I like this one, some characters have turned out to be really conflicted.

Thursday 24th

50160 words, 1144 today. Happy Thanksgiving! Writing while checking on the caramelising condensed milk for banoffee pie. I made the 50k goal, but the story still has a way to go. I feel justified in slacking off my 2000 words a day pace now.

Friday 25th

50160 words, 0 today. Black Friday, took the day off.

Saturday 26th

53451 words, 3291 today. Started at the Crooked Tree write-in, continues at Kaldi’s in Chesterfield valley. Good things happening to the story, still a long way to go.

Sunday 27th

56203 words, 2752 today. Wrote at the Clayton Bread Co write-in with headphones on, much better attendance this week. Story is coming along nicely. Skipped ahead and wrote a couple of good scenes, then had to go back and fill in the blanks.

Monday 28th

56851 words, 648 today. According to the My Month stats widget, Mondays are bad writing days for me. Wrote a good scene and filled in a gap between scenes. Hubby crossed the 50k and validated tonight!

(Daily updates over here)

2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2011 – Can’t stop the story”

  1. Congratulations on getting the words written! I was looking at the Lisle revision course, too. Have you done her “think sideways” course? I’m trying to decide if it is worth the cost…

  2. Well, that was a real rabbit-hole. 8) The course looks interesting, and I ended up at Baen Books for a good long while, to boot.
    Will it be hard to keep up momentum, once November is over?

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