November 9, 2013


My 2013 NaNoWriMo Updates

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It's a great site created for writers to get together as they strive to finish 50K words in the month of November. And here's the website:

DAY 9:

The site contains stats to show your progress. And well.... I should be at least 15000 words in by the end of tonight. But so far I am under 8000. So I have a lot of catching up to do. 

Prior to starting, I had it pretty much laid out. This was an idea I had tossed around in my head for over a year as I struggled between whether or not to make it a screenplay or a novel. And since I never finished a novel, it took me this long and the threat of November looming to make the final decision. 

Although I had the plot laid out, there was a spot that I felt could use fleshing out. I figured I wouldn't worry about it until it came up... after all I have 50K words to crank out and there's no time to think! But as I was writing I imagined a conflict character that could really make things interesting for the love interest and ideas just starting flowing, and I wrote a future scene to set up his story for much later. 

Adding a shady character can really spruce up a story. So even though I'm so far behind, I feel like it's been a good writing week,

Anyway... time to continue writing!



About Lisa

Passionate about movies and writing. Hopes to someday be a published writer. So when she's not staring at the tube, she's spilling her imagination onto a blank page.

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