Sunday, November 18, 2007

9PM - 26,800

half way through NaNoWriMo, and I'm half way through tonight's 2,000 words. I haven't gone on farther in the story, was reading over it, tucking little bits in here and there. Now I have to go back to it, and go on. Yep, that is what I have to do, uh huh, right now....go.
(several minutes pass while I stare off into space, thinking about how I am not sure how to start the next part)


Paul said...

I did the same thing, going back and adding parts I hadn't gotten to yet. Then I realized there weren't many words in that, so I went back to continuing the story. I'm scared I'll run out of ideas soon, though.


Taffiny said...


Yeah, I found there weren't many words in it either.
You are pretty far along, I don't think you will run out of ideas, if you do start to struggle (which I somehow doubt), remember to read parts of other books, and even movies, et cetera, to help get ideas. I often find when I research something for the story, then it will bring more images and story ideas to me.

When I am done with the story, I know I will have to go back in and take lots of words out, but I also know many words, passages, transitions will need to be added, so I am trying not to worry too much about my over-all word count.

I recall you saying you hadn't done much by way of descriptions so far, so those words will need to be added. I find descriptions, settings, hard to do, they feel like they ruin the flow, and like padding, yet I know they need to be there. I guess that will be the tricky part (which I have no intention of figuring out now), how to weave them in seamlessly so they don't ruin the flow but add to the scene. (scenery to the scene :) )

Good luck. I am impressed by how far you have gone, just keep on going. "Just put one word in front of the other and soon you'll be walking across the p-a-ge". (do you know the santa clause tv special song, I am using here?)