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A bit silly to be posting word counts when I so clearly am NOT going to get 50K out of this month...I'll be lucky to manage two chapters. But some progress is occurring despite being dreadfully sick, so I'll call this good. (As usual, I delete about twice as many words as I write each day.)


4022 / 50000 words. 8% done!

In other news, grade B movies like Stardust* are sooooo much better when one is sick and laid abed. The land of Counterpane has been updated with an iPad and noise cancelling headphones.

*The film is so much better than the book. Which admittedly isn't saying much, as it's Gaiman's first Gary Stu fantasy novel, with gender dynamics only slightly more mature than Eye of Argon.


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mintywolf
Nov. 14th, 2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I hope you feel better soon. ::hugs::

The hardest part of NaNo for me was always wanting to edit, haha. You're just supposed to write and not go back and delete or revise anything but it's SO HARD leaving bad writing there on the page.
auronlu
Nov. 14th, 2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow! I guess I should've checked out the official NaNo site at some point to see how they run things.

I might give that a try. I'm not actually participating in NaMoWriMo, since my goal is not to write a new novel but just devote November to LHAD and get it as far along as I can. But that suggestion might help me move forward, at least for the next two chapters where I've got a bunch of different alternatives I'm trying to sort out. (Which characters go where, which stay behind?)
mintywolf
Nov. 14th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
The rules aren't strictly enforced or anything, but there's a set of guidelines for how you're "supposed" to be doing things. No new novels, 1,667 words a day, don't go back and edit until December. I don't think anyone really cares how you do it though as long as you get to 50,000 words. I've seen a few people using the time to finish novels this year and that was kind of my plan but I ended up not doing NaNo after all.

But holding off on revising and editing was really unintuitive for me. I'm so used to the serialized fanfic approach, writing, editing, completing, illustrating, and posting each chapter one by one. Writing them all at once and then going back to polish them was really intimidating and I literally have not touched the thing that I wrote last year even though that was the first year that I actually won.

So there are drawbacks to the frenzied NaNo approach, or at least there were for me, but it does let you cover a lot of novelling ground.
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