Words at start: 19,395
Words slain: 909
Total words: 18,486
Ah, this is better. I like my stories trim and pretty, not lame and bloated. No puppies from this batch to share, I cut those words out one at a time. 4,101 to go.
Oh, and then there’s this:
Published by Nancy E. Shaffer
NANCY E. SHAFFER has been an experimental psychologist (M.A., Cognitive Psychology, Rice University), a philosopher (Ph.D., History and Philosophy of Science, University of California, Davis), and software developer. She taught history and philosophy of science at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and the University of Nebraska Omaha.
Her philosophical work has appeared in the journal Philosophy of Science and her pop-culture philosophy website, All Things Philosophical on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel: the Series.
Dis/inhbition is her first novel.
She currently resides in Tempe, Arizona.
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15 thoughts on “Un-Nano, day 1”
I’m kind of impressed that you can write so much. My problem is that I’m too concise for my own good. I seem to naturally express myself in bullet points. Which is probably why I’m a web programmer and not a writer. 😉
I’m a database programmer–Java, sql, perl.
I overwrite because I can’t seem to figure out what’s relevant to a story until I finish an entire draft or two. So I just keep writing until I figure out what a story/episode is about, then remove the parts that it turns out don’t fit.
My biggest problem with writing I think is that I either run out of stuff to say too quickly or I write a bunch of stuff, but then forget a bunch of stuff that I wanted to say that I remember later. This especially happens with blog entries.
That’s why I take so long to write things. So I can remember what I’ve forgotten. And to give my slow brain time to come up with solutions to plotting problems.
That makes sense. I guess I’m too prone to being impatient and getting discouraged.
yay you. Now cut away
You were right about the dumb computerized word counter. I could have cut and pasted the Gettysburgh Address into that thing a couple dozen times and won NaNo.
Whereas I’m completely a writing addict and therefore have no life.
As long as it results in me having good Connor fanfic to read, I’m cool with that. 😉
i know. It’s just about how honorable you are
*bows and has honor*
Sadly, my Connor fic is more exciting than my life most of the time!
I wouldn’t mind my life being more exciting, though I think having to slay demons on a regular basis would be a little too much excitement for me. Now maybe if I only had to slay the occasional demon…
Yes, slaying demons is fun on paper. Or, er, a computer screen.
Yeah, I always figured that if I were a member of AI or the Scoobies, I’d be strictly a research gal who provided much-needed sarcasm. 🙂