Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Wednesday's Writing Update: Ready, Set, NaNoWriMo
Click here to check out my review of Jessica Bell's String Bridge.
I do have October's stats.
Submissions Still Out: 2
Total Word Count: 2963
Total Pages Edited: 316
Of course, everything else is on pause now because of NaNoWriMo. My November goal is to write two novels (Starred and The Last Prophetess) and to end up with at least 100,000 words.
If you want to read excerpts and synopses of Starred and The Last Prophetess, click here.
So far, NaNoWriMo is going well. Random.org chose my first two "scenes" to write for Starred. Act I, Scene 8 and Act I, Scene 10. I'm using "scenes" instead of chapters, but it's still standard novel writing. I finished both scenes and used Random.org to chose the next two: Act II, Scene 7 and Act III, Scene 2. I wrote Act II, Scene 7 yesterday as well, but I'm saving Act II, Scene 2 until today and picking two more random scenes.
It's only the start of NaNoWriMo, but I love the randomness of the scene picking. It's like having writing prompts, especially since I already wrote the first line for each scene with my outline. Day 1's total word count was 5,625. That's almost what I wrote in all September and October combined!
My goal for Starred is to write at least two scenes a day and have it be at least 50,000 words. So far, I'm a little ahead. I hope I can keep it up. My planning for novel two needs a lot more work, so a few days ahead of schedule will help me. A lot.
If you're participating in NaNoWriMo, how's it going? If you aren't, what are you up to?