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10,000 strong: NaNoWriMo thoughts

Posted: November 8th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: writing | Comments Off
These characters are not in my novel
Oh! Your pectorals
Oh! Your knee-armpit

I hit 10,000 words this morning in my NaNoWriMo novel after a 3,000 word Sunday and a 1,000 word morning today. I had a bit of catching up to do and I was finally able to do it. I’m still about a day behind in word count. I love the pressure!!

But it really took me a while to cut loose and just spray words out. I was hesitant even though that’s the only way to make it to 50,000 in one month. It goes against everything I ever thought I believed in. I’m focusing less on sentences now and more on telling a story. It’s a pleasant change from my typical writing style, which is to maintain control and refine throughout the whole process.

A first draft is the discovery phase and I’m still discovering.

The next 10,000 are going to be sooo easy. I’m going to slaughter you, words 10,001-19,999. Get ready!

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