Tuesday, November 2, 2010

10k! And Somene Dissing NaNo (Day 2)

Today was very productive! I went out today and didn't get back until about two and didn't start writing until about two thirty/three o'clock yet I still finished my five thousand words two hours before last night in which I had the entire day with nothing but writing to do. I also have resisted the temptation to read the new book I got from half-price books today about linguistics (I'm finding I may be very interested in the subject) And I'll probably finally get to crack it open after this post :D

Already having ten thousand words written I can say that this year is going waaay better than last year so far! I think I mentioned last post that my aim is 5k a day and if I can keep up with it I will write 150k words this month, which means I would get to start on book two which I'm anxious to get to.

As for how my stories going, it's going great, I'm just getting to the starting of the plot stuff, I'm trying to  figure out what to do with MC's friend, how to make it believable that he leaves with Siron and stuff. So it's going good, the world is still slowly taking shape and coming to life with things I didn't really think of before. There's already many things that I'll have to edit come December, I've forgotten to write many things, like how my MC even looks like. There's not even a mention of what he might look like and I find this a major problem. As well as forgetting to write the first major plot point in the prologue *headdesk*

Anyway, twitter continues to help me get my writing done with word sprints which I find I enjoy immensely. There has also been an anti-nanowrimo article done here. Read it if you dare. You will be filled simultaneously with rage and sadness for the person, rage because who is she to write such things about something she's never done before!? And sorrow cause she has no sense of fun or craziness or, apparently, a joy of writing just for the heck of it. In her own words she thinks we should do the "selfless art of reading" instead of the "narcissistic commerce of writing."

 Anyway, one of these days I'll try to go for a 10k day so I can slack off a day or two if I feel I need it. Also, I'd like to see if I can actually write that much in a day :D It'll be hard but I think I'll go for it anyway.

I hope everyone is having a good nano so far cause I am ;) Good luck everyone!


Sara Harricharan said...

Whoo hoo! Congrats on your 10k. I hit 12k today, so I'd have some padding for tomorrow. :P Cheerin' ya on!

Rachel said...

I can't believe anyone would insult NaNoWriMo. It has done so much for so many people.

Erin said...

Congrats on 10K already!

I'm not going to read that article tonight because I'm completely spent, but I have it bookmarked to read tomorrow with a fresh mind. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Keep writing so I can get jealous enough to start writing too. I work this way after all, jealousness is the best fuel ever. XD
I forgot to describe my protagonist too, but at least she's a red fox so nothing special about her appearance (although I'm pretty sure I didn't specified which type of fox she was... Oh well).
I don't know why that woman is bashing NaNoWriMo for stupid writers that have been existing since ever. It's not like NaNo started the "what do you think about my idea?" talk. I don't even need to start about how it's better to have a couple of drafts before editing. It's like those people who like to start full artworks from scratch without any guide lines. Most people need to adjust their backgrounds and characters using lines to simulate a 3D environment before starting to do the lineart, the same is valid for writing. I wonder who are those writers who don't read at all. Bad biographies/self-help authors?