Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Followup: NaNo Checkin

Hello from Friday! I'm up to 48,858 on the NaNo! So very very close to the win, I can taste it.

Was it Elmore Leonard who said he didn't write the boring parts? I really need to take that advice. Or is it "leave out the parts readers tend to skip." I'm afraid I'm writing a lot of boring parts. It's the transitions that are the trouble. You know, skipping over the areas where everyone arrives at the party before the good stuff starts to happen. I'm drawing out that boring arrival part.

The fun part, however, is all the secrets I don't know. I get this feeling as I write in some of the characters that they have secrets of their own, secrets that are going to come flying out of the closet later. That's a great feeling, but I've also gone a little overboard on that before. I tend to start these dangling threads that way only to have to go back and take them out. Hopefully all the character's secrets are along the same line so more plot points don't start jumping out at me!

I think I'm going to win tomorrow! Whoo hoo! Where are you at in your novel?


  1. You are doing so well! Yeah, that urge to revise as one writes is strong, isn't it? Heh. I have that problem too, but I charge on ahead and tell myself that I can always revisit it later.

    Keep on keepin' on!

  2. Yes! All forward motion!! Charge, ho!! :)

  3. Just saw that your word count has exceeded 50k! Way to go, Fairy!

  4. Holy moly - congrats on winning already! That is excellent news. I laughed about "skipping the boring parts" - 'cause I definitely did NOT do that in my first NaNoWriMo. Good reminder for me to not repeat that mistake this year.

    I'm not even close to a win, yet. It will get ugly, I'm afraid.