NaNoWriMo Day 4

4 Nov

The woman I’m having dinner with wanted to do a “swap”–her art work for my fiction, and so I dug up a chapter of my old novel to share with her. One chapter, 8119 words. Jeez. That was before I learned that my writing was better when I cut any “full draft” down 25-30%. And also before I had mastered the art of writing descriptive detail. I was still in over-doing it mode back then to compensate for my earlier under-doing it instincts.

Anyway!

New words: 1417
Total words: 6718
Goal: 50,000
Percentage: 13.4%

Quote-worth snippet: nothing worth noting. I was just trying to finish my intro descriptive blurbs, and kind of rushing through them at that.

So, finished the descriptive blurbs. Now it’s time to go back to outlining. Before I can have any significant new text, I need to know what’s going to happen in each scene. Which means my “official” word count tomorrow will probably be low as well, but deceptively so as I work on big-picture stuff.

On the plus side, I got a very nice bit of feed back on The Destroyer today, so that’s encouraging!

Off to get ready for dinner now.

2 Responses to “NaNoWriMo Day 4”

  1. cactuswatcher November 5, 2006 at 1:15 am #

    Some folks have all the luck. Post once in god-knows how long elsewhere and get fan mail.
    Way to go!

  2. neshaffer November 5, 2006 at 1:23 am #

    What’s interesting is that they actually found me over there. Which means they checked my user name from here over there, and there I was, posting on GJ for the first time in two years.
    Of course, no one could get into my LJ fan fic today. Grrr. I need to move it over to ATPo or something.

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